Michael came up with another entrepreneurial adventure that we might be dipping our toes into in the next couple years. It requires a deal of research and startup costs...and we're still chipping slowly away at our college debt. Debt payoff comes before entrepreneurship because, in this case, the entrepreneurship might be a little more slow to get off the ground.
Million had his first "school" last week. I mean, the first time I sat him down and said "Okay, it's time to do some school." (We always try to incorporate learning into everyday lives... last week I accidentally backed myself into a mild "birds and the bees" talk when I was talking about bees and pollination, specifically relating to strawberries.) We watched a youtube travel movie about Malaysia, because my dad's on an extended business trip there. I have to be honest and say that it was intimidating to think of myself as a teacher. What a mental leap! Despite the fact that I have taught hundreds of kids in formal and informal settings in various capacities, I still had to convince myself that I knew what was best for Million. Teaching him will always be an adventure. He is one of "those boys" with the activity level (and volume) that will automatically get a diagnosis slapped on him if he enters public school. He has a memory that is frighteningly accurate. He also picks up vocabulary at alarming rates. Kinesthetically, he's still pretty clumsy, growing into his body, I guess.
Okay, three freebies for the day...Three books that have charmed our socks off recently. I haven't inserted links yet, because my computer's being a little odd right now, but trust me that these are worth checking out from your local library.