Let me say that one thing I love about homeschooling is that, when it's all said and done, I will never, ever, ever be able to believe that I didn't spend enough time with my kids. When they are grown and heading for college, I will be safe in the knowledge that it actually might not have been possible for me to spend more time with The Kids. (And, I will also admit that there are some days that I would give a kidney just to go to the store by myself, lest you think it's all sunshine and daisies all the time!)
Anyway, I was thinking today about things that I don't ever want to forget about my kids as they are small.
- Declan is obsessed with superheroes, especially ones that he can "assign" to members of the family. I don't know how may conversations we've had about which X-Men we would all be, or which Ben 10 character we would be. (For the record, we've decided that I would be Dr. Jean Gray and Troy would be Cyclops because, after all, they are boyfriend and girlfriend. It's just natural.)
- Not only does he love talking about superheroes who actually "exist", he loves to talk about superheroes that he makes up. These conversations, left unchecked, could go on for hours as he recants all of the super powers that SolarMan has.
- We still read to both of The Kids every night, unless we're not home at bedtime. This is a tradition that I think I would be perfectly happy to see continue until they leave for college. The best conversations happen after the lights go out, and not all of them revolve around superheroes.
- Reilly adores having her back scratched, and she and I often trade scratches while watching movies or TV in the evenings.
That's about it for now. What are some things that you want to remember about your kids?