One of these days I’ll hopefully have time to write new stories (both fictional and not) (this one is not), but I know so many parents are dealing with unexpected homeschooling or e-learning right now (and I’m currently up to my elbows in a bathroom remodel project), so I thought I’d share this little blast from the past. Keep up the good work, moms and dads!
ON BY ELAINE
I don’t know why it took so long, but today we found out that L~ got a 5 on the AP English exam she took last spring. My English major/mom heart is happy.
Shortly after getting this news, I was shopping at Costco with the 13-year-old, almost-12-year-old, and the two nine-year-olds. You all know I deserve a massage and a medal now, right? Because I do. Anyway, as I was pushing around the cart laden with, among many, many other things, 160lbs of dog food (who needs Crossfit when you’ve got about 250 lbs worth of dogs at home?) we saw this:
and my almost-12-year-old son said, “That’s from Macbeth! ‘Double, double, toil and trouble; Fire burn and cauldron bubble.’”
My heart almost exploded. But only almost because, you know, somebody had to pay for and drive all those canine comestibles home. At any rate, I’m feeling a little more excited about starting our homeschool year next week.