Dye it?

While at Mike & Annie’s house the other day, Ben noticed his favorite drink, A&W Rootbeer in their fridge. So he asked if he could have some. Annie told him that it was, unfurtunately, Diet, so no, he couldn’t have some.

His response was, “Diet? Should I dump it on my head then?”

Well all just thought that was a very strange remark until we realized that he meant… to Dye his hair. Har har… Get it? Diet = Dye it?

Smart kid, that Ben. His humor is way above my head.

Homeschooling and the Holidays

We are headed right on past the middle of November here, and our homeschooling is starting to feel the pull of better weather outside combined with lots of holiday things to do. So how will we ever catch up after our trip and stay that way while the holidays move through? How can we make the holidays a Spirit filled, holy time without losing track of the progress we are trying to make with academics?

I think I need to set up some serious priorities right now:
1. I need to stop skipping my morning devotions. Sure it is hard to get up and I would sometimes rather read my email first, but putting it off just means that it doesn’t get done.
2. I need to meet with each child, each day. EVERY DAY.
3. I need to keep a running journal of these school “meetings” So that I can give them their assignments properly. I don’t think this is the time for long range lesson plans, which will just leave us feeling behind.
4. Weekly library trips need to be reinstated. ASAP.

So there we are, Holiday CPR for our school year.

A Trap?

Tessa picked up one of those little pony tail holders the other day… the kind with a little marble on each end and said, “Look, a trap!”

Thinking I might have heard wrong I asked her, “A Trap?”

“Yes!” She replied and toddled off on her merry way.

Poor kid, it’s a good thing she doesn’t have hair, she’d be thinking I spent all my time trying to TRAP her!