So there’s another aspect of our homeschool curriculum that I’d forgotten to mention last month. Our high school students get dressed up and go out to a fancy restaurant and then attend a cultural event. This event is called protocol, and its purpose it to train our children in manners, and well, protocol. Over the years, the children have seen Shakespeare, symphony concerts and movies, and the ballet. This year was Esteban’s first year to go to protocol. At 24 students, it was also our biggest group yet. They ate at a castle that is near our house. The castle is a bed and breakfast hotel, and it hosts tours, parties, and dinners. The cultural event this year was the Phantom of the Opera by Andrew Lloyd Weber. The dinner at the castle was also Phantom themed, and the children each got a mask to wear in honor of the show. The kids had a great time.