Monday, September 28, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
It was strange to watch them leave together on a Friday night, it used to be that if I wanted a kid-free Friday night I had to call a baby sitter. Apparently those days are over, we have entered a new era. The era of teenagers. I think I need to go lie down.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
I got to do something this week that I've never done before, I went to Back To School Night. Not a big deal for the other 2,000 parents that were there, but since it was my first time I found it kind of exciting.
- Seeing what Dagny does every day
- meeting her teachers
- having the Biology teacher tell me that Dagny's intelligence is "stunning"
- being the youngest parent there (with the exception of some of the teachers and the student guides, I'm pretty sure I was the youngest person on campus)
- constantly being asked for money
- being back in high school
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
Monday, September 7, 2009
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Thursday, September 3, 2009
In her very own classroom, first day of first grade
I loved homeschooling Dagny. She was so easy to teach because she loves to learn, it was amazing to watch her soak everything in. I could go on for days about different curriculums, field trips, book clubs... Our homeschooling years were very full and I wouldn't trade them for anything. I'm so glad I had Dagny at home all those years. Last year she decided that she’d like to go to public high school. Many people have asked me how I feel about that decision. I feel great about it. One of the by-products of being homeschooled is that Dagny had plenty of time to become her own person. She has had time to think her own thoughts and form her own opinions. That girl knows who she is. So when people ask me if I’m worried about her going to high school, the answer is no. She’s ready for them, I don’t know if they’re ready for her.