I suspected cheating. And lying. I became suspicious of a lack of full disclosure on some issues. Things just didn't add up. I weighed the pros and cons. I remember learning that change boils down to a math formula. Simply, change happens when the cost of the status quo is greater than the risk of change.
The cost of the status quo got too big. I ended it.
It went well actually. I gave them the old it's-not-you-it's-me speech. They received it very graciously, probably glad that I didn't spill the beans about the stuff I had on them. I divorced that tutee family. Ah, freedom. Feels good!
I didn't like talking about it much because of privacy issues of the students. And I didn't want to be whining about it around the kids. As a result, Magnum was getting earfuls these last few weeks during our old folks walks.
In the end, the decision was easy. The break-up was easy. The mom wants to keep in touch, and maybe I will. Maybe a little.
I'll just say that, despite the positive stories of homeschooled kids successes, there is a dark side to homeschooling.
|Meego in herpetology heaven|
In other news, Meego's reptile obsession continues. I'm almost ready to throw in the towel and just get the darn thing already! But no... he should wait... We did check out a fun reptile store today, in the name of research, while running some errands.
A bearded man was playing matchmaker with me and a Bearded Dragon. He was very good. But I was able to resist his charms. The store currently houses several pets that lost their homes in the fire. Look at this cutie pie! What a flirt!
But nope. We managed to leave empty handed. There's a very good chance we'll be back, though.