Homeschooling Dad

The other morning, Myles, our six-year-old, stood precariously with one foot on a counter stool and the other on the counter’s edge. He was writing on the kitchen calendar with a very determined look. I made a mental note to lower the calendar to kid height, then stepped forward to read his entry.

“Do nothing”, I remarked, a little puzzled. “What does ‘Do nothing’ mean?”

“It means”, Myles explained with some impatience, “that all week long we have forgotten to bake the apple pie and I don’t want us to do anything else today until we have baked the apple pie.”

“I see.”

Continue reading Notes From a Homeschooling Dad by Jeff Kelety, from the January-February, 1998 issue of Home Education Magazine. Subscribe to Home Education Magazine and enjoy great reading in every issue – makes a wonderful Christmas gift for a special friend, an interested relative, or your local support group or public library!

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