So, I homeschooled my kids. Have I ever mentioned that? A few kazillion times? Yes?
Some days it’s great to be a mom. Other days it just sucks. Many days I wonder if the way we have raised our kids (including, but not limited to, the homeschooling) has been beneficial or detrimental to their development as human beings.
Today, Number One Son gave me one of those extraordinary gifts that comes unexpectedly and radiates with beauty. Out of the blue, for no apparent reason whatsoever, he sent me this lovely e-mail, confirming that I didn’t completely f*ck up everything:
. . . I was thinking the other day about the time we did algebra 1 in a week. I know it wasn't fun for me, and I am sure it wasn't to much fun for you either. But if you hadn't helped me to do that I probably couldn't have taken algebra 2 from Dr. H. Without that I seriously doubt that I could have gone to school as an engineer, at least initially. I just wouldn't have been able to get in, and there is not really the right type of calculus prep classes at the university level to help out. So thank you. It's unfortunate Spelling in a week wasn't quite as successful for me. Of course for me, spelling in a year would still be insufficient.
Hope you have a nice week.
I wish I could wear this letter. Well, first I would correct the spelling and punctuation and maybe take a stab at a little formatting . . . but after that, it’s perfect. Happy early Mother’s Day to me : )