Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Letter from this smart person with smart kids

I subscribe to a variety of blogs.  Far too many blogs probably, but I like to read and i'm too cheap to subscribe to a bunch of magazines, so when I find a good stream of articles, I like to hold on to that.  One of the blogs I subscribe to is API Speaks.  What is this?  It's the blog put out by Attachment Parenting International.  If you don't know what Attachment Parenting is... well... maybe that's just screaming for another blog post from me on the topic.  But regardless, that's what I was reading this morning.  And the title of today's post was "Letter to that smart person with smart kids".

And, despite the risk of alienating a bunch of my readers with my fantastic ego, I'm going to go ahead and write a letter back. 

Friday, June 17, 2011

Walk Like An Egyptian

As you may recall, last summer we dove into the world of caves and had alot of fun (and shhhhh learned a bunch, but don't tell the kids).  This summer's topic has been selected and it's a good 'un. 


Ancient primarily, but we'll do a little bit of "then and now" to keep it real too.  Today was the 5th day of summer vacation and we had done no Egypting yet, so we were overdue.

A few hours later, after a trip to the library, the thrift store, and Mama's makeup box, we had...

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Sunday Scribbles

*  Sometimes the minds of the men in this family are just fascinating to watch in action.  Henry has been working on patterns in kindergarten so he figures if we want another boy in the family, all we need to do is have another baby.  Boy, boy, girl, girl... naturally a brother will come next.  Or perhaps baby chicks instead?

*  I have never had my children hound me for another baby to this degree before.  Apparently Ivy has made quite a good impression.  Despite the fact that I was a less than stellar mother for about nine months because of nausea and various aches and pains that got pretty severe, they are all gung ho to do it again.  Almost from the minutes she was born they have been asking when we're having another and they are still going pretty strong.  Not a week goes by that some child or another doesn't make a comment about more babies.  Funny that this doesn't happen until mama decides that if she has ONE MORE BABY she is probably going to go right over the edge.

*  On a more positive note, I am just one child away from writing a post updating our school situation.  One is still up in the air for the fall, but once we get that one nailed down, a post will follow shortly.

*  The three goose families that have been living on our route to and from school have moved.  We enjoyed seeing the goslings grow and waving to them four times a day as we drove past, but one day tragedy struck.  The families were obviously distressed as they milled around on the shoulder of the road near the place where a very flat gosling lay in the road.  The next day, they were all gone, flat gosling included.  Perhaps it was just too painful to continue living near the scene of the tragedy, perhaps the geese and ganders just realized that the shoulder of the road is an inherently dangerous place for preteen goslings to be hanging out.  Bye guys, we'll miss you.

*Speaking of roadkill, why did the chicken cross the road?  To show the racoon that it COULD be done.  Thanks to Uncle Warren for that chuckler.

What thoughts are scribbling around in your head today?
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