On Friday evening:
Me: Son, you've gotta go to bed. Daddy will be here early in the morning to pick you up.
Jared: But, can I bring my math? I'm adding and subtracting HUNDREDS!
Me: Yes, I guess. You may also sit at your desk and do math for a while, if you want.
Jared: Oh, thank you, Mommy, thank you.
Me: (bemused) Do you like math?
Jared: Oh, yes, I love math!
He then dashed off to do math work. He's well into 2nd grade math, nearly half a grade level ahead of his peers, and reads well, too. He's competing with Mercedes to see if he can catch up with her.
And people wonder why I homeschool. What a joy to see my son loving math, enjoying music, art, and begging for a lesson in history. When else do I get to have the kids gathered around my computer looking at pictures of the planets and discussing the solar system? How many 1st and 3rd graders do you know who know Copernicus and Galileo?