In another week we will have been on the island for 3 months. Time is going both fast and slow, if that makes sense. And while we still miss so much about St. Cloud, we are finally starting to feel as if this new life is settling down. We’re learning the island, developing routines, and meeting new people. There are still the occasional tears over missed friends, and while I’d stop short of saying that we feel like this is “home” we are at least headed in that direction.
Where to begin…
I am learning so much about Andi and Tanner that I never knew before, and I’m also beginning to grasp the holes that exist in public education. If I could go back in time, I would involve myself to a much greater level with their schooling and homework.
I’m not implying they are deficient, but I am saying they both have strengths and weaknesses I didn’t know about. With more careful scrutiny and one-on-one attention, I think their strengths could be more developed and their weaknesses less pronounced. Out of fairness to them I won’t go into details, other than to say I hope this home schooling stint will help in both areas. Read the rest of this entry »