And with no spam comments at all today, we must content ourselves with gems from the treasure-trove that is The World According to Mark. Today we had a conversation that went roughly like this: Daniel had written a note saying ‘wake me up at 6 am’, so instead of realising that he’d written a 6 instead of a 9, Mark woke our poor bleary-eyed son at 6. When I pointed out that it was obviously a mistake, he said:
‘How was Daniel at reading?’
‘Fine,’ I said. ‘He was a slow starter but a lot of Home Ed kids are. Once he got going he was very fluent.’
‘Do you think he might be dyslexic?’
‘He wrote a 6 instead of a 9!’
‘So! He was just tired! You’d do the same if you were tired.’
‘That’s just it – I wouldn’t.’
‘Well, I would,’ I retorted, whereupon he said something like ‘Syrizha’.
‘What?’ I was getting weary of this conversation already – and it was only 7.30.
‘If you were learning Squidge* and you’d done the alphabet you wouldn’t write a letter upside down would you?’
‘I mean, have you ever written a letter upside down when you’re dreaming?’
‘Because if you don’t do it when you’re dreaming you’re not going to do it when you’re tired, are you?’
‘I need some air,’ I said, and jumped out of the window.
Seriously. That was his argument.
* I write ‘squidge’ because I can’t remember what language he mentioned.
And no, I only thought about jumping out of the window – I didn’t actually do it.
Today I shall be going to Daniel’s exhibition. It starts at 12 and is on the first floor of the Shires – or whatever that monstrous carbuncle is called now – near the Disney shop.
See you there!
And finally, some sad news – a fellow Home-educator has died of cancer. She was only 60 and had been ill for some time but only a few people knew. She was a quiet and calm person who loved children and was really good with ours. She will be missed.
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Reblogged this on Sarada Gray and commented:
Another blast from the past. I’m back at my desk now and will begin producing original work imminently…