Yesterday, Ciaran got it. He was a bubble blowing champ. Several of the blowers looked like little trumpets which he promptly put up to his mouth and began humming the "Hall of the Mountain King". Can anyone tell that Edvard Grieg is the composer we're studying right now? His music has been played frequently around the house, and even Ciaran is picking up on it.
There are lots of surprises in homeschooling. Like hearing Piper read a book to her sister that I thought was a touch beyond her reading level. Or hearing a child explain about a subject that you didn't think they were paying much attention to.
Of course there's also the surprise when a doctor asked Bridget what she'd learned and she immediately replied, "Nothing." And we'd just finished a whole study of the human heart. I thought he'd be so impressed! But I know that even though she doesn't realize it, the next time we talk about the human heart, she's already going to know things. Because they're always learning. And so am I.