Suzuki camp. Again. I am by the pool. Next to a mom.
There is a girl who is a great swimmer. She is doing butterfly across the length of the pool. With straight arms and perfect double-kicking toes. I say to her mom, “She’s a great swimmer.”
“She’s on a swim team.”
“How many days a week does she swim?”
“And she plays violin? How does she have the time?”
“Oh. I’m going to homeschool too. We’re starting this fall.”
There it is. Just like that. I decide that I’m doing not just one kid, but both. Because that girl is great at violin and at swimming and I think maybe that is all you need to be in order to have a fulfilling childhood.