The Power of Motivation


It has been awhile since I wrote.  Lots has been going on.  The spring was busy with gardening, springtime parties and activities, and finishing up a number of our “school” year activities.  The summer started busy too.  We were sad to send our exchange student back home to Spain and still miss her.  We followed our goodbyes with a week at Suzuki Institute (we call it violin camp but mommy and the little man both attend).  The little man had a great time but it reminded me of what an outstanding violin teacher we have.  I just didn’t feel like we got as much out of it as we did last year when we were new to our studio.

Last week we started “school” back up (we do year around).  We started our Reading lessons and our Chinese lessons back up and then we added in Math.  Math has been a great success.   The first day we did it during our “school time” in the morning but then the interest was so great that our son, for the first time, asked to do school work right before bed.  He calls it night school.  The first night he asked for Chinese then Math and for just about every night this week he’s asked to do Math before bed.  I love that he loves it.  I feel it is something he takes after from me.  My favorite past-time as a kid was doing math problems.  Yes, weird to some but normal for me.  I wish he had the same passion for all the things I want him to learn.  It is so seamless and easy to sit down and do lessons when my student is so willing and handing me the book.

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