I don't have my act all together. I know that might come as a surprise. After all, I've got a blog. That should add credence to my skills as a home educator, right? Not so much.
I'm more than willing to share a few a my own thoughts, ideas, and reviews, and most definitely share great ideas and information from others. None of that, however, should be construed as me being an expert. Just opinionated and willing to share.
Most frequently, especially since I've been dealing with some ongoing health issues, I feel like I'm failing or at best, barely squeaking by. We're usually able to get "something" done, but nothing like I should or would or could. But sometimes, you have to be thankful for getting "something." If it's my best for now, then God will use it. I've got to trust Him for that.
All that being said, I received a blessing the other evening.
But, what caught my husband's attention during our reading time was Micki's choice of book. She had selected a book that was supposedly at a 9-12 year old reading level. Not only was she reading it, but she was reading it with expression. (My husband is very impressed with reading with expression because he can't! That's why he has me read the regular books.)
After finally getting her down, my husband walked up to me and said, "You are doing an excellent job educating our daughter. What other six year olds talk about hurting their pelvis and spine and then reads from a book that for older kids? I'm really impressed with how you're doing."
Now, I know for a fact that there are other six year olds that can do it, but I didn't say that. I also know all the ways I'm lacking in enriching and encouraging her education, but I didn't bring them up. I know a lot of things I could have stated as rebuttals.
But I didn't.
I said, "Thank you."
It was nice.
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