Here's one rule I don't have: You must go to school. I simply can't bring myself to enforce such a rule. So when Aidan refused to go to school, my plans went out the window. I tried and tried to coax him to follow through with my plans, but my attempts were unsuccessful - even the Hershey's Kiss in his lunchbox did not persuade him. At first I was mad, mostly at myself, for not being the kind of mom to insist on attendance despite protest. Then I resigned myself to the fact that my son, like me, is a homebody.
On the way home from dropping Avery off at school, Aidan told me that he doesn't like to do things in front of other people.
"Like what?" I asked.
"Like art and music and everything," he answered.
I can definitely relate. He and I make the perfect homeschooling duo. We seek enrichment on our own. So we came home, I made a mocha for myself (thereby saving a few bucks), and we played Silly Sentences.