Yep ... this is our happy school face!
I knew that homeschooling would be great for my son. I knew that he would be happier. But I didn't realize how much of a change and how quickly I would see it.
At the beginning of the school year we were happy that B didn't have the upset Sunday nights that used to plague us. He wasn't anxious about school anymore. He was a much happier and relaxed kid. The times that we used to spend together were rushed and stressed, trying to get homework done in the short time before evening activities started. Tension was high and tempers would flare ... I am not proud to say it was usually my temper. Weekends would be rushed too. Even when we didn't have a lot of things going on, there was always the anxious "I have to go back to school on Monday" feeling that affected B. He wasn't a sullen, unhappy kid but he also was not what we have seen emerge over the past 6 weeks.
B and I have fun. The other day my husband told me that he could see us growing closer. I can see it too. Our worst day of homeschooling (so far) is still far better than any day when he was in the public school. We have a special relationship. I wouldn't give it up for anything!