RoboBoy has his very first keyboard/piano lesson today. I was corrected for calling it a piano. Oops! I told him last night that he needs to clear a path in their room so he and his piano teacher can get to the keyboard! We don't want her to take one peek into that room and run away screaming!
In other news, (this is my best newscaster voice, by the way!), we started back to school this week. My kids do pretty well with our Time4Learning curriculum. However, ManBoy took issue when I told him that he needed to work on his FLVS assignment. FLVS is our state online schooling program. We get to use it for free and still be registered as homeschoolers.
So back to what I was saying. ManBoy is taking a math class with FLVS and HATING it. It wasn't so bad in the beginning, when we could have opted out with no penalty. But now he tells me that it's too much for his brain. The problem is that now we can't drop the course without him getting an F for all his work. At the moment he has a C in this class. He is about halfway through it so with mom's help and "encouragement" (Mwhahahaha!!!) he's going to keep trudging through it.
The way I see it, this is a great lesson for him in finishing what you start. Hmm, maybe I need to take this lesson in finishing that blog writing course I started a while back and then got too busy to finish!
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Lesson in Finishing
Dee Trope married her hero (John) in 1993. They homeschool 3 teenagers, Manboy (98), Fashionista (00) and RoboBoy (01). RoboBoy and Dee both have Aspergers Syndrome, also known as High Functioning Autism. Dee is a Jesus Freak who loves to crochet and write. She is also a runner. She runs about 3 miles 3 times a week and has participated in numerous 5K races. Her goal is to increase her distance to 10k and eventually be able to run a half marathon. Dee considers herself to be a “geek in training”. As an Aspie, Dee is generally happy to stay home, but loves keeping in touch with her friends via Facebook and Instant Messaging.
You might find her on Facebook (her favorite social media), G+, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, or even Youtube! She keeps a personal blog in which she shares from her quiet times. You can find it at http://dee-lightfullmoments.