This was a really nice narrative. Our family is homeschooled (8 kids), and we really enjoy it. Sometimes the older kids help teach the younger ones, which is a good thing. It sounds like you have a good system, with public schooling the one son, and homeschooling the other. Whatever works for the whole family. And I totally agree with you about the schooling thing. Kids who are public schooling don't usually get to spend that much time with their family, they are getting more guidance at school (not always, but most of the time). Anyway, it is almost our dinner time, so off I go to help Mom with dinner (well, set the table, for today).