Dear Blog:


I’m cheating on you with another Blog. 

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“Daddy’s Home!”


I love my blog.  I’m spending so much quality time with it today, and therefore you, my anonymous blog reader. Read the rest of this entry »

“I wish you all were dead!”


How’s that for drama?

Last Wednesday I had a friend over for coffee, though I forgot to tell N and E that she was there as *my* friend.  She and I tried really hard to chat, but they both wanted to hang out with her too.  The boys had a lot of important topics to cover, including showing her their favorite LEGO sets and suchlike.  E really wanted me to show the Eiffel Tower, which I badly damaged in transit and he delighted in telling everyone about.  Some people say they run into doors to cover abuse…and some people really run into doors. Read the rest of this entry »

Too Cool For School


Today was the first day of the 2010 InHome Conference, our local homeschooling conference in St. Charles, IL.  Jeff took the day off work to chaperone N and E, and the boys enjoyed an Art Extravaganza, Magic Show, live animal “critter corner” and an awesome Physics show.  E had security notified of his presence before we even had a chance to digest our lunch!  I’m sure this doesn’t come as much of a shocker to anyone. Read the rest of this entry »

“He was a little sassy today.”


Before his beloved violin teacher could get much further, N jumped in with his thoughts on the matter.

“There are four reasons I was grumpy today.   1) I didn’t get my full time at MRU (homeschool group).   2) I am thirsty.  3) I am hungry.  4) I didn’t get enough sleep last night.  Oh, and number 5 is that my thumb felt weird which distracted me and I made mistakes.”

I am shocked he didn’t say something about how we make him sleep in the backyard and hunt for his own food.  I’m not sure why his thumb felt weird, though he did complain about it for hours after hitchhiking home from violin. 

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How Awesome Is It?


We’re homeschoolers with most of our educational eggs in the unschooling basket.  The unschooling philosophy is what works for us, though I resisted for a good year before I realized all of our best days and biggest breakthroughs have been on the days when we relax and follow our bliss.  Tonight, for instance, my four year-old, who we’ll call “E”, wanted to play cards with me.  He was quite disappointed when I opened up a generic alphabet deck.

“Dang it!  I wanted cards with aces and jacks!”

So we proceeded to play around with the cards and he worked very enthusiastically on some great four letter words.  I strongly believe that it’s never too early to work on the four letter words!

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