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37* this AM. In our office it's about 60*......WAY too cold for me! :shiver:

Had to hand-milk all 4 this AM. For some reason, Mocha isn't milking out on the machine....Zorra hasn't been, and Rosa's only got 1 side still going. It doesn't make sense to hook up the milker for 1 goat. :sigh:

Goat Coats got shipped today. :happy dance: Dusty's blanket should be delivered in a bit - it's out for delivery :2nd happy dance:

Doc appt went well. He gave Himself a quick IQ test - do I really need to say the boy is in the 99th percentile? I didn't think so...Himself also said he wants to go to MIT. :blink: O...K then. Doc said that, quite honestly, Homeschooling should not be an option for him, because MIT will look at "real" grades first....and if he wants to go to MIT, he'll need the paper. (Not sure I totally agree with that - PBS has done LOTS of shows with HS'd MIT grads. So......yeah. We'll see...)

Herself goes to the doc today. We'll see how *that* goes....
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From:hugh_mannity
Date:December 3rd, 2010 02:29 pm (UTC)
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MIT's not like other schools. If he's that smart and has done some stuff that interests them, they'll overlook his official schooling.

Besides, just cos you're homeschooling them now, doesn't mean you'll necessarily continue to do so all the way through high school.
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From:fiberaddict
Date:December 3rd, 2010 02:41 pm (UTC)
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Actually, I'm not HS'ing them yet. We're thinking about it, though, for many, MANY reasons.....Herself being one of them.

I had thought MIT didn't care about paper - they were more interested in if the kid had what it took *there*. He does...for sure. :grin:
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From:hugh_mannity
Date:December 3rd, 2010 03:12 pm (UTC)
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They care a lot about talent. Because that's what continues to give them their edge: the stuff their graduates produce.

If he does make it, and I'm still in the area, he's welcome to visit and use me as a backup uncle if he needs assistance with the confusion that is life in MetroBoston.
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From:fiberaddict
Date:December 3rd, 2010 03:17 pm (UTC)
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Thank you!

I have no doubt that he'll make it - IF he still wants to go. :grin: He's smart...and engineering-minded. NASA's JPL turns his crank...and I think that's where he really wants to end up (although he couldn't say that to you...he's still in the "What I want to Do" phase. Rockets? He's ALL over that!) NASA Houston is his favorite playground...and he likes talking to the docents there. At 5, he explained to an ex-NASA pilot how the controls of the shuttle work...and I stood there slack-jawed, because I had (and *have*) no idea how he knew that! ("Mom, it's *easy* :sigh: You just....nevermind. You just don't understand!" :lol:)
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From:Ali Snowdale
Date:December 3rd, 2010 02:57 pm (UTC)
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Also consider that you are dealing with a doc that was most likely not homeschooled, it is tough for people who are traditionally schooled (gosh I hate saying that, but what else could I call it?) Besides that, I personally think that by the time your son is ready for college the views toward homeschooling will be even more favorable.
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From:fiberaddict
Date:December 3rd, 2010 03:17 pm (UTC)
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There is that, too...but the doc isn't ANTI-HS, just anti-for Himself. If that makes sense....
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