Son #3 turned 4 in February. He's been begging for homework for months now since he sees his older brothers doing homework. I couldn't really find an affordable preschool program where they actually teach something. Most were academic but very expensive, or inexpensive but essentially playtime. We already have a playgroup.
Anyway, I signed him up for the Seton Home School kindergarten program, figuring that I can spread it out over two years. We usually work 4 days a week. The lessons are pretty short so it doesn't take a lot of time, but he really enjoys it. Except for today. For some reason, he decided it was "too hard" to draw the circles that he's been practicing for a couple of days now.
I know it's a just a momentary fit of stubborness - in fact, I've been really amazed at how cooperative he's been with this. I had just decided to call it a day (maybe a week) and check email, surf the web, etc.
So as I'm typing this, here comes Son #3 asking whether he can do math instead of circles (handwriting). Sure, I say. We manage to do math, phonics and religion. I was picking up his books when he said, "I'm ready to do my circles now."
Just goes to show you how much *I'm* learning in homeschool. I ran into an obstacle (Son #3) and I was ready to pack it in for the day. All he really wanted was to shake up the order in which we do things. Well, duh... why didn't I think of that? (Next time, I will!)