Hurray for boring!

I saw the word written plainly this morning atop his new spelling list. The list of small words for a small six year old boy. I would not have noticed the message had he not pointed it out.

“Do you know what this says, Mom?” he asks with a cheeky grin. It was his own newly minted penmanship, each letter carefully proclaiming his fledgling independence.

BORING

Asking him to read the word to me, I worked hard to conceal my heart. Surely it was a bit naughty to write such a word on one’s work…but he wrote it all by himself, oh, the joy of a mother-teacher!

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2 Responses to Hurray for boring!

  1. That’s great! Are you homeschooling again, Jennifer?

  2. Jen says:

    Jane, Halfmoon Girl, yes, I am. It’s been a great year, and I’ll tell you about it in a few weeks…I have a scheduled post at that time. What about you? With us, it’s year by year, and I can’t even say what I’ll be doing next year for sure. Step by step!

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