Friday, October 03, 2008

Cosmic Pat on the Back

Last night while I was making dinner and Blondechick was setting the table, she was telling me all about her day at school.

She's doing very well academically, which has been reassuring to me, her former teacher. But last night I received a cosmic pat on the back when she said, "You know, I almost can't believe how well-prepared for high school I am--especially compared to the kids who've been in school all along. We work in groups a lot, and whenever the group has to pick one person to make the poster, or write the summary, or stand up and give the presentation to the rest of the class, everybody always wants me to do it.

"It's not that they don't want to," she continued. "But they know I'll do a good job, and some of them don't seem to know where to begin. So I've been...pleasantly finding out what a good student I am!"

"Do you think your theater training helps you?" Papa Rooster, who had joined us, asked.

"Oh, no doubt," she replied.

I was thinking the same thing. All three of my kids who participate in theater have developed greater self-confidence and an ability to operate outside their comfort zone.

"But I guess homeschooling prepared me better than I thought, too!"

Glory and thanks be to God! In spite of all my shortcomings!

What a relief.


Linds said...

See???? I have always said you were a star! Well done to the teacher!!

Islandsparrow said...

That is very encouraging - and I am not the least surprised! Well done!

Amy said...

woo hoo! And I must say, I am in awe of your efforts at homeschooling. It is a task that I know I would never be able to accomplish without a lot of personal struggle . . . and I admire those who are able to do it!


Earthmommy said...

Yay! How sweet for you! Good job.