Every year before homeschooling, we have a bit of an informal meeting. We talk about the things we want to learn, the things we don't want to learn and the things we have to learn. I try to write down a list and actually attain some of these goals. This year I got the following wants... in order of...want.
dissect a frog
camping and field trips
Singing & whistling
Some of these things I was able to say, 'BAM! Done.' due to Cub Scouts. Others left me giggling (singing and whistling). And yet others were baffling (dissect a frog).
When Uncle Bro said he was coming to visit with his biology-teacher-girlfriend, I was elated. Not just because of frog-dreams, but damn, what a bonus.
I realize we are a weird family. I am okay with this. Actually, I am more than okay with this and honestly, think its the shit. So, where normal parents surprise their kids with sweet treats, little gifties, outings... I surprised my kid with a... frog dissection. It went smashingly and it's still talked about today.