Well, last night I took the Pillowfight Fairy out to see a production of Pirates of Penzance (which was a big hit, by the way), and my lovely bride stayed home to look after the younger ones. After they were in bed, Tonya started blogging, and she did something she almost never does--she wrote two posts in one night! And they're big, meaty ones, too.
Ok, this one is about the fact that we've accomplished half of the curriculum that Tonya had planned for the year. Now, about seven months back I blogged about our plans for this year and submitted the post to the Carnival of Homeschooling. The consensus among our commenters seemed to be that we were planning way too much, and that we were going to burn out both ourselves and our kid. Well, Tonya's post contains a well-earned "neener-neener" to all those naysayers. So far, neither the kid nor the parent/teacher are burned out. There are good days and bad days; and, of course, the Pillowfight Fairy doesn't particularly like doing her work (although it's mainly just the repetitive skill-building stuff she doesn't like, like the math and the piano practice). But she's making tremendous progress, and we're very proud of her.
The other post is this one about accountability. That is, she tackles the question, "to whom are we accountable?" from the point of view of a homeschooling parent. That's a big question, in my opinion, and one where someone risks opening a huge can of worms if he or she stares at it for too long....
Anyway, check them out.