I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again: this is where Namine’s virtual school shows its value. We’re in the hospital again — not for Namine this time, but Jessica’s mom. A day in the hospital doesn’t mean a day away from school, though. As long as we have Namine’s books and laptop, we can have school.

Jessica picked me up from work this afternoon, and we went together to the hospital. She brought my laptop, so I was able to work remotely. For much of the afternoon, Namine did her computer schoolwork sitting next to me. For the most part, her computer work consists of video lessons which are reinforced by activities, on paper or otherwise. There are games (four, if memory serves) that accompany each school day as well, and Namine usually does well with those.

Today, though, one of the games proved challenging. Most of the games use the mouse (although Namine, unlike me, is fine with just using the touchpad), but one of the games today required a back-and-forth motion on the left and right arrows on the keypad. It took her a while to get used to it.



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