Many homeschoolers, often newbies but sadly often not, panic if their child is not exactly on the school’s schedule, is “behind.” Let’s leave the question of just what “behind” really means for another day and assume for the sake of argument that every child really does need exactly twelve years of schooling before starting college or
Did you know you can google “Italian radio” or “French radio” and find a lot of FREE internet radio stations in those languages? COOL! I got curious and started looking for a language to stump it. Found Italian, French, Swedish, Irish, Swiss, Hungarian, and MAORI. I stopped trying after Maori. 🙂
Lock (10) and his younger brother Kyro (6) are playing some kind of superhero game with stuffed animals. Lock is getting agitated: “You can’t be invincible, that’s not fair!” Kyro is getting a little weepy, insisting that he wants to be invincible, that it is not unfair! As I am starting to intervene, it occurs
About seven years ago … “Look, Mom, I broke my pecan in half.” “Mmm-hmmm. Does it taste better that way?” “Now I broke both halves in half. Now I eat them!” “Wow! Do you know that when you break a half in half, it’s called a fourth?” “A fourth?” “Yeah, look. I’ll break this pecan
An 11yo bumped his head (Jan 2008, read full story). A dad, trained in combat paramedics, determined his son did not need to go to ER. A neighbor decided otherwise, and called paramedics, who showed up and were miffed when dad wouldn’t let them take the boy (who had no broken bones, no dilated eyes,
The award for Funniest Ad I’ve Seen in a While goes to the Dutch company HEMA. They have a product page where you can actually click and purchase, but this one is just an ad. Go to the page and then … just wait.
It’s that time of the quadrennium when politics can’t be avoided, try as we may. If your kids are curious you might like to check out the online Time for Kids, a junior version of Time Magazine. There’s no chat feature or any sort of message board, so they can surf safely. National and international
Getting Nova (12) to wash her newly greasy hair is always a bit of a challenge, so I usually save it for when we’re about to see someone who will care (like grandma) or it gets so bad it smells. Today I asked her to shampoo and “the usual” kicked into gear. She went and