I'm not a schoolteacher. I'm a designer who desperately began trying eleven years ago to teach her children at home and struggled everyday not to just let them color, touch fabrics, and make things look pretty. Stay outside the lines, not inside.
Now I'll be teaching someone else's children. A mother with more experience, more children, and more patience than I have. She's better organized and more goal-oriented than me. She schedules and plans meals and frugal shops.
But . . .
She's all that and more outside the lines than I am. I think I'll be alright.
My gratitude list continues . . .
a patient friend
colored glue sticks
Target $1 aisle
My list, #188-210.