|Milo consoling his big sister|
-taken with my Nikon D90
100 mm, f5.6, ISO 400
processed with Florabella Clean B&W (Retouch)
& Blush (Luxe II)
I was briefly entertaining the idea of homeschooling my girl this summer. I haven't been thrilled with her Kindergarten class/teacher/structure this year. So I thought about dipping my toe into the homeschooling world with a light (very light) lesson plan. Unfortunately, she hates when Matt or I try to teach her things. Her weekly homework assignments through the school year have been absolute torture for everyone involved. I'm still not sure what I want to do with her, but I don't want her to sit around being lazy all summer, so we'll come up with something.
Anyway, back a couple weeks when I was totally absorbed in my mission to homeschool, I bought the very-popular-butterfly kit. Xandra loved it. A lot.
Unfortunately, when it came time to let the butterflies go a few days ago....
Xandra took it a little hard.
She didn't want to see them fly off, never to return.
We had quite a few tears.
The last butterfly (we had 4 all together) hung around for a while, soaking up as much free food as he could.
But he eventually felt the call of the wind, and finally flew off.
I'm so happy she liked the butterflies so much. I think we'll get some more before the summer is over. And I'm still debating what to do about schooling for her. My biggest hope at this moment is to get her to read one (just one!) book all by herself. I desperately want to see her succeed in this.
So, any homeschooling mamas (or dads) out there who have any advice??? I'm all ears!!!