On a work note, this half of the semester the students are apparently taking his “no required attendance” seriously. He was the only one that showed up. lol. He doodled on the board for a while (since there are often late-comers) and eventually wrote a note on the board and left. It was pretty funny. They can get everything they need from his website, but the administration isn’t ready to turn it into an online-only class yet, so he goes in to teach it. He is adamently opposed to college classes that REQUIRE attendance. He figures that by the time you are in college, you know whether or not you need to show up to class to hear things in person to do well in class. Of course, some of this is because he is one of those rare students that can never show up to class and still get an “A” and turns all his work in early.
On the home front, he came home early and since it wasn’t drizzling, he decided to go run the mower before it started raining again. Zora was happy to follow him around. I think that is the single neatest thing about getting a Reel mower instead of a motored mower…you don’t have to send all the kids inside to avoid injury from the mower throwing rocks and such. That and being easier to maneuver. It does an adaquate job…we aren’t going to win any awards for a neat lawn, but it looks pretty decent and the trade off of never having to get gas, costing a lot less at the outset, and being more family friendly make it worth it. Better on the environment too…bonus points! I don’t think I would want to do a large yard this way though…it is a bit of a workout. Not horrible, but more than a regular mower.
The evile box of dirt. You know, there is something inherently wrong with a box of dirt and a bag of sand. These should not be things that are ‘bought’, they should just ‘be’, ya know?
Taking a stand on the last island of tall grass
ahhh…widdle biddy gwassy feetses
And, sure enough, shortly thereafter it began to rain.
He is all curled up on the couch right now, asleep. He feels feverish, so we will probalby keep him near us this evening. I hope my favorite little guy feels better soon. He was quite unthrilled when dad cleaned out his ears. Daddy and Zora are making a run to the health food store for some vitamins and some special snacks for him.