I have called a full HALT to Speed Racer's school year.
Speed Racer and I are tired of working together on school.
We need chill and fun time.
A fresh start.
A new dog-on curriculum.
I ended the school year for Speed Racer. He is doing nothing. Factors involved in this decision were (1) Mom started a new job that is higher visibility than the last (2) Dad started a new job and starting a new business. (3) Mom's part-time business is taking off. (4) Speed Racer just isn't in the mood to work anymore. It's been a struggle, frustrating, changing of curriculum, and grumbling.
I took a step back.
Realized that we just weren't excited about learning and were burnt out.
Also, I had to address his bad behavior. So there was a bit of redirected learning. I told him he could study or deep dive, unschool, do whatever he wanted until I sent him to camp in July.
We will see what happens.
TIGER LILY RUNS THE RACE ALONE
Tiger Lilly is going forward. Taking FIVE college classes this next 8 weeks before starting camp in July. Her load will be busy with DRAWING, MARKETING, BIOLOGY with BIO LAB, and WEB DESIGN.
She wants to do it so she can have a light year her last year of college this Fall. If she keeps this up, she'll graduate with her BS at age 17 yrs old. A record for the family.
MOM CAN BE FOUND on OTHER DISTRACTIONS and DAD forging HIS TOO!
Meanwhile as for MOM....I am hanging in there. Although, I still review Tiger Lilly's work 2 times a week, I am free all the other days from homeschool support.
I am taking lots of naps after work since I don't have to do one on ones with Speed Racer. Gearing up for a job certification test, writing a lot for my part-time business and just putting thoughts of planning next school year aside.
Don't think I'm not itching to get back to it. I just am making myself re-direct so I can re-charge for that passion.
SCHOOL WILL RESUME FOR Speed Racer in August.
How do I feel about that?
I love the freedom of homeschool. I control our breaks. Next school year, I may invest in a Math tutor 2 times a week just so I can take a step back from that toxic subject with my young guy. Stay tuned.