Atticus loudly informed me this morning that what I need to do, in order to be a really REALLY GREAT teacher, is this:
A pencil behind my ear.
So I tried it, and you know what?
I did feel like a much better teacher. Certainly smarter. My ego certainly grew a size or two, as Atticus bestowed compliment upon compliment, all testifying as to my greatness as a teacher.
But really, Atticus is the great teacher this morning. I love how children can demonstrate their faith and beliefs in the simplest acts. Sometimes I get so caught up in the systems of homeschooling, that I forget it really is the simplest of things that make the best lessons. Thanks, my boy, for the great reminder.