Rachel and Brian are the unfortunates bearing the brunt of my attention this year, and neither of them are thrilled about the situation. Brian - despite his high-school-freshman status - would rather be left alone with his Lego creations, and Rachel (Grade 7) was perfectly happy sitting around reading all day.
Still, I am haunted by the vision of each of them at age 18 saying, "Why didn't you make sure I would be ready for college?" That, stated in the same sort of anguished tone as Steve Martin's grown son-turned-sniper in Parenthood shouting, "YOU MADE ME PLAY SECOND BASE!"
Welcome to a homeschooling mom's nightmares. Scary, right? Be glad you're not me.