Excelling in education AND snacks. Look who leveled up! When asked how she felt, she replied….”totally normal. Phenomenal as usual.”
I love that phenomenal is her baseline. I’m about to make it mine too.
Now I see why homeschoolers have a hard time talking in grade levels. She may be a 3rd grader before she officially finishes what a traditional first grade year would be.
Truth be told, I was trying to slow her down because I know it’s about to get more challenging and I didn’t know if she was ready for that level of challenge then I had to have an honest conversation with myself and ask 3 questions:
1. Why do I get to decide what’s too challenging for her? Especially when she’s enjoying the challenges and seeking out more?!
2.Who am I to hold a smart, determined little lady back? And WHY TF would I want to?!!!!!
3.Who is the one that isn’t ready? Am I making this about my fears? Or my fears for her?
That was a fun internal conversation. I lost my own argument and damn am I glad for that. Because none of this is about me. It’s all her. She gets to drive THIS bus. We are homeschooling them to meet them where they are. If this is where she is, this is where she is and Imma let her go on with her bad self and let her face the challenges head on if/when they come and watch her navigate them like the strong, sassy, smart little lady that she is.
Because I‘ll be damned if she learns to slow down, back down or play small to make others feel comfortable or less uncomfortable from me. Nah girl. You do you and imma cheer you on through the wins and losses to come. But also please take it easy on me in the sass department in the coming years, mmmkaaay thanks boo. So excited to celebrate this phenomenal little lady leveling up!!