We thought having Sparkles and JR in the same grade would make things easier…turns out not so much. Sparkles is competitive about everything. She works to get done faster than JR, color better than him and get better grades. Yikes! So my first official change is to get Sparkles on a different schedule. Right now, she is doubling up on lessons to get a week or two ahead of him and started Alpha in Math U See (we were waiting for JR to catch up but not now!). I’ll gladly do more work in exchange for a slightly more peaceful day.