Daughter Nina, 16, wears a lot of hats; musician, film production assistant, karate girl, cook, German language student, seamstress, animal lover, road-kill skinner... She's a pragmatist (he's dead so why not use the fur?), a non-conformist (what shall I make? Anything but a hat!), and a teen girl (EEww this is so gross!). Her kindergarten teacher had said little Nina was unmanageable because she refused to follow directions as given. When she concluded her harsh critique with "Don't blame me when she's 14 and out of control..." we decided then and there that Nina (and her older sister Dagny) would be a homeschooled.