Last weekend we visited some in-laws we haven't seen in years. One of them, a retired teacher, was curious about our homeschooling methods for the 10yo and the 12yo.
"How do you know they're getting enough basic skills?"
"We-ell, in the car on the way here they were fighting over Mark Twain's Life on the Mississippi."
*blink* "Oh. Okay, then. But what about art?"
The art bag's in the trunk. We do art at least once a week and "art out' once a month. We're going to stop on the way back home somewhere and find some pictures to make."
"Plein air! I've always wanted to do that!"
And another win for homeschooling.