We will have had a successful home-pre-schooling year if Basbusa...
- ... still loves books;
- ... continues to discover new areas of interest/focus every so often, and enjoys exploring more about them in a somewhat-intentional fashion;
- ... is enjoying the company of other children (including, of course, her little sister);
- ... routinely comes up with possible answers to her own questions;
- ... sees herself as the primary and most important judge of her own accomplishments.
(What I mean by that last one is that I hope not to hear her asking, "Is this good?" or "Did I do it right?")
And what would be some signs that really would mean things aren't working out right? Hmmm. I think one sign would be if it felt like our lives were continual chaos and we spent our time running frantically to one activity after another. (I'm worried about my own ability to keep us to some kind of vaguely-structured routine, so this is one way I can see things going off the rails.) I'll keep thinking about this one, because I'm sure my family will ask.