This morning while Dawson was waiting for the bus, I took the opportunity to share with him what I am proposing for his school day schedule for next year. I also told him about some of the books that we will be reading, and how I will be handling some of his assignments and testing. We talked about possible field trips we might take.
He looked at me and said, "This is going to be cool."
For the first time in a long time, I saw a sparkle in his eye when it came to the topic of education and learning.
I think it's a good idea to have an overall goal in this journey. I had been working on the development of that goal and had come up with, what I believed, to be my real motivation behind homeschooling Dawson. I want Dawson to develop a love for learning, so that when his time with me is done that he will at least consider the idea of continued and higher education.
In that one smile, I almost felt as if that goal was already being met.