In the last six months we have completed about 5 days of traditional sit down schoolwork. And you know what? I am totally ok with this. As I was looking through my calendar, I was a bit surprised at first, because I know they have gained so much during the past six months I couldn’t possibly feel guilty about our lack of “school.”
My kids gained so much independence these past six months which was huge help as I was recovering from an endometrial ablation and anemia. A huge piece of their independence came from learning to swim. They started the summer having a basic idea how to swim i.e. not drown in three inches of water. By the end of summer they could swim in the deep end, jump off the diving board, and have a free reign of the pool. We hardly missed a day of going to the pool. It was a perfect summer. One I hope they remember forever.