SG wanted to play poker, so that happened after we dropped them off. (He didn't get into the big tournament, but he didn't lose any money - we walked out with the same amount we walked in with, so that's good!)
We had a *long* talk on the 2 hour trip home about the whole school thing.
Ali - I don't think it's stress. It *might* be, so I'm going to try to back off (although....I'm not sure *how*. Still, I'll try!)
SG thinks it's the fact that she can't take me out of the "Mom" compartment and put me in the "Teacher" compartment. I'm Mom, and I won't fail her, because Mom's want their kids to do well and love them and...blah. I thought about it....I think he's right. At least in part.
We brainstormed.....what I am going to try is a "Teacher hat". Yes, it's silly...but it's all I can think of. I have a really pretty covering I got when we were still going to church - it's a Snood made by a Jewish lady on eBay. It's pretty, but I don't wear it anywhere anymore. I think it'll be my "uniform" - when it's on, I'm not Mom, I'm the Teacher. It'll take time to get her to "see" that...but maybe it'll help?
We're also going to make "slates" - plywood with chalkboard paint - for the 3 of us. Mine will be bigger; I'll use it to work the examples; theirs will be used to "show their work". She's all over the paper with her scribbles, to the point that I can't read the answers, so maybe *that* will help, too. I just...I dunno.
I've been trying to download Homeschool Tracker Basic for over 12 hours now. Wait - it's downloaded; SG downloaded Wine and installed it, and we downloaded Basic and installed *it*. Wine can SEE it, but can't open it, because SG didn't feel like following the step-by-step instructions I printed (the one that said "this is easy, but you can't get there from here without doing this, that, and the other FIRST. He skipped this and that. :bangs head:) It took all night to download MacPorts ($4.99 from the APP store); it's been installing for the past hour. I still need to download the Java development package (I think)....I'm going to try to run Basic first, though. :sigh: I want to make sure Basic will run before shelling out the $$ for Plus.
I could always just install it on SG's iMac - he's got VM Ware already installed. I do NOT want any sort of Windoz on my beloved MacBook Pro...so if this doesn't work, I'll try his. :sigh: All this for a stupid planner package.......:rolls eyes:
Oh! We stopped at Half Price yesterday (y'all know about my book addiction)....I scored Wheelock's Latin and 2 "Lingua Angelica" books - the student and the teacher's edition of Vol. 1. I.....should have looked at those; they're based on Catholic church litergy. :sigh: Anybody want 'em? I spent $12 on the 2 of 'em and would be happy to send them off; if you feel like you need to pay, send me some colored pencils or something. (Seriously -we go thru those and glue sticks like they were candy!)
STILL haven't gotten all the checks coded; we're spending the morning at SG's work (server issues). I have 2 checks left....and goats to milk. Better get cracking! I'd like to have my day "free".....to play with Basic, maybe? :grin: