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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Becoming Second Nature

Someone left their monitor on all night. I went over to turn it off. Unfortunately, I couldn't find the power button. I fumbled with the thing for 45 seconds. It felt like 20 minutes.

Exploring every edge of the screen reminded me of a computer that had a hidden power button. There was a giant button-looking logo on the front... but that was just for show. The actual power switch was this tiny thing buried behind some cables on the back. I always fumbled with that machine too.

Still continuing my frustrated search, I realized that my own computer has a hidden power switch. But because I use it all the time, I don't even notice that it's camouflaged into the side of my chassis.

And then I realized this applied to homeschooling.

Like I said: It felt like 20 minutes.

Everything we do has a learning curve. But eventually our daily tasks become second nature. Such as reading a book. Consider the toddlers in your life. They don't read books. They look at them (upside down). They chew on them. They walk over them, oblivious to the worlds contained within.

Eventually, however, books begin to make sense. And you no longer need to call support:

Hat Tip

As you think back on your homeschool adventures, what things have become second nature that totally baffled you at the start? Couldn't figure out Sonlight's Instructor's Guides? Bogged down by your students' learning styles? Something else?

I'd love to hear your stories.

And if something about homeschooling still isn't second nature and you feel like you're fumbling in the dark, please feel free to chat with an Advisor.

 ~Luke Holzmann
Filmmaker, Writer, Empty Nester


Happy Elf Mom (Christine) said...

Nice little video, Luke!

Luke Holzmann said...

Glad you enjoyed it too, Mrs. C <smile>.



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