When I first started homeschooling in 1999, I had two students, a fourth grader and first grader and a toddler who loved to be a part of it all. I was overwhelmed at the idea of keeping up with all the subjects to be taught and how to go about it and keep my sanity and my two year old off the dining room table. Fast forward twelve years later to two graduations and a thirteen year old, who although he doesn't climb on the dining room table anymore, does love to be active. I've looked back to those years of uncertainty and realized that I really did stress a lot of the small stuff and I might not have enjoyed the time as much as I could have. When my daughter graduated last year I thought of all the busyness of those early years. They were challenging and delightful all at the same time. When I had all three children in school we kept busy and I moved from one student to the next, answering questions and correcting papers. So I thought teaching only one student might be much less exciting and it made me kind of sad. But to my great surprise, I've learned that it is really a lot of fun. The best part about it is that I'm learning too! I have to say I've learned a lot while teaching my children over the years. History, science, civics, many of the subjects that I had glossed over in my own schooling became more alive to me. Now that my youngest will be starting his high school years I can learn some of those more difficult subjects right along with him. I have really enjoyed delving deeper into science and math this year and it is simply because I have more one on one time with him than I had with the older children. I was much busier being a mom than a tutor. My older children were also much more independent learners, where my youngest really likes me to sit with him and coach him along. So if you're like me, or will be someday, or the parent of one homeschooling child, I encourage you not to feel that homeschooling one child might be boring. It is so much fun to learn right along beside your child. Enjoy and may God bless your homeschooling years.