Today, I picked up a friend of Gabriel to take with us to an "open gym". This friend read the Iliad recently as a school assignment. Although his friend is going to school, he is getting a classical education. The school is an amazing private school to which I would send my kids , if I wanted to send them to school.
At any rate, I asked him if he had finished his homework and we started discussing what he had to do for next week's semester finals. He was talking about the fact that he had just finished reading The Iliad. Gabriel said that he had read it last year, and off they went. They talked about the Iliad for 30 minutes. They were both very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. It was amazingly enjoyable to listen to them. It's wonderful to see them enjoying the education they're getting, especially since it is such an amazing education. I am thankful every day that I have the ability and opportunity to provide my children with this education.
I am also glad that Gabriel has found a friend that has such similar interests. Now, if only his dad wasn't in the Coast Guard and going to move in 2 or 3 years. Well, at least we'll have him for another two years.