I've realized a few things over this past year as I've started to teach Diego at home:
- Teaching your own child can be more difficult than teaching other people's children. Why is this? I'm still not sure, but I'm certain that it's true.
- Kindergarten teachers are saints- full of joy (have you ever seen a K teacher without a permanent smile?) and long-suffering (listening to children sound out the same word over and over would drive all but the most patient people batty in about 2 minutes flat).
- There's definitely a reason I did not teach Kindergarten... or 1st grade for that matter. (Patience is not my favorite fruit... the first thing I did when I had a new group of 2nd graders was to teach the entire class how to get in and out of the restrooms in under 5 minutes!)
- Perhaps part of the reason God has called me to home-school is to develop some long-suffering in me.