Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Brick and Mortar for Felix

The Composer and I are slowly getting used to the idea that Felix will be going away to school in the fall. We're lucky enough to have a residential science school not too far away--close enough for a Friday afternoon pickup if we want. We *will* want. Five days at a time will be long enough to go without Felix's bright eyes and bad jokes.

We are happy for him though. When he was looking at the courses offered in the fall I asked him what science electives he would choose, and he said he didn't know, but he felt like a kid in a candy store.

Greedy lad.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Are you no longer homeschooling? Life changes for sure. What is a residential science school?

Heather said...

Ugh! I dread those days. My oldest goes to college in 5 years and I already feel that's too soon!!!!

Polly said...

I am glad he'll be close to home! I can't imagine the day when my fledgling leaves the nest.

AmysZoo said...

That will be quite a change with only the girls at home. I am impressed with the way you prepare your children and then give them wings to fly.

KinaBolina said...

Oh I remember how exciting those days were, embarking on independant decisions. It can be a little scary, but the world just opens up!

Tracy said...

I can't imagine sending my children off to school. It takes a brave mother to let go and let them learn to fly on their own. Funny how I don't want that day to come...and yet other times it can't come soon enough.

Maybe when it's my turn I'll be able to turn them loose after all.

Connie said...

God will guide you both - it will be good!

Our Red House said...

Is the school Felix is going to like a boarding school, a specialist high school, or is it like a university? I have never heard of a residential science school. (I'm not American.)

Whatever it is, it sounds like it's right up his alley.

Kate

Anna said...

Well, we won't be homeschooling Felix next year! The girls will still be at home though.

Felix's school is both a boarding school and a specialist school. He'll attend for 11th and 12th grades, then move on to university. He'll actually be receiving university credit for much of his work during the two years, though, which will shorten his university time.

FJ said...

just wanted to say I've been reading some posts and really love the blog. While not as devoutly religious I see the value in home schooling, and our very liberal-minded teachers here in Massachusetts suffer from cognitive dissonance: they (and school boards, principals, etc.) want control over what our children our exposed to, and yet they get neurotic about "overbearing parents" who want what's best for their children in school systems funded by OUR tax dollars! This blog & your way of homeschooling provides a refreshing return to form and I'll be considering home schooling as a dad-to-be in August 09!

I have my own site I write for a few times a week, and here's the link to my blog - would be curious to know what you & your readers have to say about some of the posts there.

corrupt.org/blogs/frank_azzurro/family

Or just go to the corrupt site and click on the Frank Azzurro link :)

Lisateresa said...

It does seem sad that Felix will be away - he seems to be a real sweetie. But nice that you'll be able to bring him home often for visits.

good_to_be_home said...

That's so sweet! I'm glad he's looking forward to his further education.

Just Me said...

This sounds like a good idea. One of the difficulties with home schooling would seem to be accessing the equipment needed for more complex science and physics.

Has his bird-watching made him more interested in the biological sciences or physics type stuff?

jAne said...

What a lovely step toward the further path Felix is bound to take. :o)

Just Me said: ** One of the difficulties with home schooling would seem to be accessing the equipment needed for more complex science and physics.**

... we haven't been challenged with this difficulty, nor have others I know. If parents or friends are unable to tutor in higher science or math or english or history or whatever, the student can always enroll in junior college for necessary courses (where I live). :o)

jAne
http://tickleberryfarm.blogspot.com

Melissa said...

May God richly bless you all as you approach the next family growing phase. What joy to watch these sons and daughters branch out and flourish! I really appreciate your attitude of faith and thankfulness as you face the changes and the partings. You are a good example to the rest of us who treasure each moment of this mothering journey. Peace to you.

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