Now, in general, I don't have any issue with this. But thinking longer term, I need to sort out what I want to do. Do I want to continue accelerating him, allowing him free reign to work at his own speed, or do I want to work on giving more depth to his topics - things like additional science experiments, more books for reading, more exploration for history... Both ways have their advantages, not the least of which being that I can use the library extensively for creating depth, but I can't do that quite as well for acceleration, and by extension, there is less money spent on that option as well. The problem is... How does one find (for example) accurate anatomy texts for a five year old? Accurate texts exist, but he's not (and I'm definitely not) ready for discussion of fetal pigs, so... Where do you find resources both accurate and current as well as appropriate?
Needless to say, this is a discussion I've brought Skeeve into. He needs to be involved in this as well - even though his input generally boils down to "well, whatever you think will work..." It's nice to have a sounding board, it helps me to talk out my ideas. So, while these conversations usually are "well, you know what you need to do to stay sane, Mad Natter hates repetition..." followed by my objections to both sides (money on one, and my time on the other), and his looking at me like "dude, your time PLUS the frustration of Mad Natter digging in his heels over the repetition!!" it's generally helpful for me to have them.
|Who needs a tee?|
And honestly, this is, in the end,