Another College Prep they are working on is preparing for the S.A.T. They have been taking the Daily S.A.T. questions online as a start. This October Gavin will take the P.S.A.T. Maybe Connor, too. So I purchased a SAT Prep Study course for them to help them be a little more ready.
That leaves Ki. Ki has already mentioned that he needs to do a little math over the summer. He knows how he is with math. He knows that if he goes too long without keeping up on math skills that he regresses a lot, so it's worth it to him to do a little math over breaks so he's not as regressed and frustrated in math later. Tomorrow I'll talk to Ki and have him make a plan for what he thinks will be a good course of studies over the summer.
Bible Verses. I have a list of Bible Verses for the boys to memorize. I'll be memorizing with them or helping them memorize. I memorized lots of verses as a kid' at school (Dayton Christian), for church, and on the Bible Quiz Team. Having those verses 'hid in m heart' has been such a great help, guide, and comfort. I want my boys to have that, too, so I try to help them memorize some verses since they don't have A.W.A.N.A.S. or a Christian School. It's all on Brian and I, which is how it really is anyway. It's the parents job to teach their kids or make sure they get taught; no matter how that works out for them individually.
Ki wants to go to the library tomorrow and get some books to read, so we'll do that & return the Mythology Books.
I need to talk to the neighbors about feeding the cat and watering the plants while we're gone.
I'm tired. I feel like I have things to say, but I forgot them. There is more to my life and my kids than just a litany of plans and schedules. How about a snapshot into a conversation....
I was talking to them the other day about girls and dating. I just wondered what they thought about the whole thing. I never hear mention of girls from them and Gavin used to say he didn't see a need to date until College since he didn't plan to get married till after college.
Connor says having a girlfriend would be more work than he'd want. Showering more often, wearing clothes that match, not scratching his head like he has lice, and actually having to listen to a girl talk and have to talk about what she wants to talk about. I guess it's good he knows he's not ready for a girlfriend, because he's obviously not, LOL. I'm sure there will come a time when girls are important enough to comb his hair and wear clean clothes.
Gavin mentioned it might be nice to have a girlfriend, but it's probably not the time and something about not understanding what girls talk about.. but next thing I know he's all excited to tell me about the early Russian manned space vehicles having hand guns. It was seriously a mid sentence topic change I think. So I guess spaceships and guns are still more impressive than girls.
Ki said he doesn't have a crush on a girl. He probably doesn't want to wear clean clothes that match either.