A weekend walk across the surrounding fields. No rain but the ground doesn’t need any more, it’s got enough to spare already.
The farmer has been busy.
Where did that weekend go. It was supposed to be a time to unwind. Much needed on Friday when homeschooling shut its doors but then in a blink of an eye it’s early Monday morning. In just a few hours the school week starts again. Why do I feel so tired. Not physically, just mentally. Probably the same reason Hawklad is starting to struggle so much with his schooling motivation. As he said yesterday – “I’m not learning anything interesting from school and I might not even get any qualifications out of it, what is all the effort for.”
So we plod on again this week. Plod feels like the perfect word for the schooling experience.
I remember a conversation we had a couple of years back. Talking about school. One throw away line from Hawklad sticks in my mind. It was something like…..
“Dad for a few thousand pounds I could go to wrestling school where they teach you how to wrestle. I might get more out of those few weeks than I end up getting out of all these years at school….”
Sadly he might have been right……