So we made a deal: on "school" days their time is mine at 8 am. (Yeah, I know, pretty late by some folks' standards.) If they want free time at the beginning of the day, they need to be up earlier. They asked me to call them at 7:30. I did, and it worked. We actually ended up having a nice breakfast together with a lot of discussion. It turned out to be a pretty productive day.
That shouldn't have been so hard to figure out!
They asked me to do it again this morning even though it's Saturday and we have no agenda other than chores and watching Shane. So I have about three minutes to finish this up.
This morning I've been reading about a golfer who was born male, went through the gender-reassignment process, and now is suing to compete as a female. Wow.
From that I skipped over to an article about the new "Democratic Free School" that is hoping to open in Philadelphia soon. I was talking about that with a friend over coffee last night (actually I had hot cider with way too much whipped cream); she is a fellow homeschooler and has more positive feelings about the concept than I do. I feel even less enthusiastic about it after reading this: