Ray and I had an encouraging conversation with a single dad yesterday afternoon. He’s fed up. COVID-induced online learning through his local public school isn’t working for his six-year-old boy. His little boy doesn’t want to sit at a computer from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. doing live online school every day. I am not surprised!
I haven’t known a six-year-old boy who would want to do that. Have you?
It’s not working so well for his seven-year-old daughter either.
This man wanted to pick our brains. He’s done so much thinking and online research that we could have picked his brain. In spite of the negative reaction of some of his peers and partly because of the good influence of homeschooling families he knows, we think he’s about to become a homeschool dad. We are so proud of him.
For seven years now, I’ve been bragging on you mamas for being homeschool heroines. It’s time I bragged on a hero, too. I always like to illustrate these posts one way or another, so today I share a dad and a daughter from the 1850s . . .
. . . and a dad and a son from the same decade.
Thank you for being a wonderful example to the people in your life as you demonstrate homeschool heroine-ism (I love to make up words) and homeschool success to the people in your life. Your example might be exactly what a potential homeschool mama or daddy needs to jump in.
This dad’s story isn’t likely to make the news. That’s too bad. The world needs lots more heroes and heroines like him — and you.
The Lord looks down from heaven;
he sees all the children of man;
from where he sits enthroned he looks out
on all the inhabitants of the earth,
he who fashions the hearts of them all
and observes all their deeds. . . .
Our soul waits for the Lord;
he is our help and our shield.
For our heart is glad in him,
because we trust in his holy name.
Let your steadfast love, O Lord, be upon us,
even as we hope in you.
Psalm 33:13-15, 20-22