Aidan is a master homeschooler. Under his care, coolers never have time to get bored. They are always doing something fun and energizing.
Here they are playing a relaxed game of chess:
Here they are having a convivial get-together, all six of them, after getting thoroughly washed by Aidan and the garden hose. They were very happy to get outside in the cool bright autumn air, and I think it is evident in every aspect of their appearance.
Yesterday the Birthday Cooler got to go with us to Santa Paula where we visited Clare and went to a park. The Birthday Cooler participated in an impromptu football scrimmage and in a sort of tag game where it tried mightily with Aidan's help to crash into family members' legs. With significant success, I might add.
Here is Aidan taking a break at a pizza parlor in Santa Paula after all that social organizing.
Even on days when my homeschooling is less than the best, I can take heart in the sure knowledge that Aidan's Academy for Coolers continues to flourish.