It's taken me over a week to write this - I've written it twice. The first time it sounded too supermom hokey - "oh it's so wonderful teaching my daughter." The second time a little too Joan Crawford - "no colored pencils!!" Hopefully, the third time's a charm. If not, you can stop reading now. … Continue reading Say What??
I would like to add exterminator to my resume. Not that this is some great admirable trait to brag about. It's not. But, I hate bugs. I know they all have a place in God's vision of creation, but personally, I am skeeved by them. I don't want to look at them up close and … Continue reading Don’t Look Now
A week that began like any other - week 5 promised tests and quizzes in multiple subjects with my signature required in multiple places - and a grumpy 9-year-old boy who continued to insist "I already know it!" as he stomped away from my unanswered question about a story he's being tested on. My son … Continue reading Throw Me a Life Raft
This was intended to be published Sunday, September 19th, 2010. I was all prepared to expound on my woes in home schooling - as I am still adrift in the cyber ocean without the proverbial oar... last week a typical "Monday:" my daughter's annual fasting blood tests in the morning, followed by McDonald's smoothies for … Continue reading Salt for the Wound
As week 2 slows cautiously to a halt, I am ecstatic to have finished school day 9 before lunch. I am still in awe (and more than a little suspicious) of those half-day kindergarten teachers’ ability to cover a multitude of critical material in under three hours. With recess. Most days for us run … Continue reading What I Learned in Kindergarten…..
With the first week of school behind us, I'm looking forward to one last blast of summer as the kids return to their favorite brainless activities, like playing video games around the clock and running wild with the dog. I've already cleaned the entire house - a wonderful and mindless activity - and with … Continue reading September 5, 2010 – New Adventures