Friday, August 15, 2008

There are days that....

as a home schooling mom I question whether I am making good decisions regarding the lessons I choose to teach my children. Will I look back and have regrets, will they wish they had something different, will they be prepared as adults for the real world.....
And then there are days that we venture out into the real world and participate in activities with his peers. And then something like this happens and my doubts seem foolish and for a short while I can bask in knowing that he is learning the lessons we teach him and they are valuable and he is able to apply them to interests of his life other than education.
In the first week of hockey camps, my son was awarded a captain's C. The decision of which player to award the C to is based on the passion, work ethic, intensity, energy and character that the participant shows the previous day of camp. It is signified by the C on his jersey. My son earned his C for his first day at hockey camp. It sends a strong message to my head and heart that we are on the right path. Congratulations Doogie! Love, mom