Skip to main content

??

This is the kind of thing I see all the time. Emperor is the only person who can jump and do math at the same time. WHILE he is doing a running commentary and giving away all the answers to Elf. He really doesn't realize he's doing it. The humming. The flipping of his legs in the air during English. (Why do you keep doing that?? I don't know. Well, wouldya QUIIIT? I'm trying!) Unfortunately, the boundless energy doesn't always translate into a clean room or a great job on repetitive tasks like stirring cake batter. But he is awfully cute. I think we'll keep him.

Comments

  1. Wasn't Einstein a real slob?

    I think I read that somewhere.

    One of the best teachers I ever had - he stepped into my life when my home life was at its worst - used to rock back and forth at the blackboard - just slightly but noticeable.

    He was brilliant and kind and often voted best teacher.

    I hated it when some of the parents judged him but us kids always spoke up - the wonder of a child's open mind.

    ReplyDelete
  2. That is cute [smile].

    Keep him!

    ~Luke

    ReplyDelete
  3. Wish I were that limber. ;) Too cute

    I'd keep him

    ReplyDelete
  4. siggering here. Ditz was never that bad but I have a friend whose son used to do all his reading upside down in a box [with a running commentary as he read] & wagging his feet about. I could never concentrate through that! And keep him. You'd miss him if he wasn't there.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Mrs. C,
    You're school day sounds lovely. I miss that my "learner's" are all grown up. What a fun day and the bread looks awesome, too bad it didn't taste good! Love your writing and the way you are so real with your beliefs and how you write about them..so I have no awards to give out, but a pat on the back for honest kind genuine writing and thinking!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Great photo! True transparancy here!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Well, it's reassuring to know that my daughter isn't the only one behaving like this when she's "studying!"

    Eileen

    ReplyDelete
  8. Dianne, I'm pleasantly surprised to hear that about your teacher. I can't chalk up Emperor's sloppiness to brilliance, though. He'd love that excuse wouldn't he!?

    Luke, I think we will. Been praying you get your kiddos very soon.

    Kathy, he does NOT get it from me. As a child I had gym teachers marvelling at how INflexible I was.

    Betty, thank you so much for that genuine compliment! I can't tell you how much it warmed my heart to read that.

    Pam, yes, this is Emperor just being himself LOL!

    Eileen, hey, as long as she knows the facts after I guess it's all good. :]

    ReplyDelete
  9. OH, I forgot to say Ganeida that I can kind of tell your children are on the less typical side when I visit, but I always look at how wonderful their lives are and how *good* that is. Such amazing scenery. And the course electives you give just sound so inspiring. :]

    ReplyDelete
  10. That is funny. Is he actually jumping or is he just sprawled out? It's hard to tell. If he was jumping, it' would've been neat to squat down for the picture to see how he "caught air".

    ReplyDelete
  11. I think your Emperor has stolen my yoga tape.

    Allison

    ReplyDelete
  12. Virginia, he's relaxing on the bed. Looking at A's pokemon yoga tape. :]

    ReplyDelete
  13. Ouch. I do hope if anyone ever finds me in that position they call the ambulance right away!

    ReplyDelete
  14. That is how my daughter was... exactly she is still like that alot of the time, I can't get a good picture though because she is usually beneath a blanket. (There are blankets all over my house.)

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Non-troll comments always welcome! :)

Popular posts from this blog

Reading Curriculum: ABeka Book and BJU Press

Did you know that in the state of Missouri, homeschoolers must teach reading as a separate subject?  I don't know how anyone could homeschool well without teaching their child to read... but OK. 

I got many of my ABeka books used and collected them over time.  I'm glad I came across these readers early in my homeschooling years.  It teaches children to read step-by-step.  I don't think I've seen a more effective reading program for the elementary years.  The children love the stories, and what I appreciate about them is that there is a rich and varied language even in simple-to-read books in this series. 

My set is pretty old, and some are even from the 1960's and no longer listed in the reading series.  I think if I had to do things over again somehow, I think I'd just spend on a curriculum set and be done with it.  That's the thing, though, with homeschooling.  By the time you figure out what the perfect curriculum is for you, your children have graduate…

Holiday Gifts for the Homeschool Teacher!

Merrymaking hint:  leave this post up on your phone/ computer for your family to "accidentally" find!  Let the magic begin!

 All teachers love a little appreciation every now and then, including homeschoolers.   I don't know about you, though, but I don't want any apple crap.  So first rule:  no apple crap! 

Otherwise I'm pretty open.  I love getting gifts, even if it's just something small or simple.  One thing I love is when my children want to help out and make lunch or clean up or put their laundry away.  Or just behave themselves and get their math done.  This is a really big thing when you think about it.  

And from the adults in my life, the gift of coffee always shows love - or rather, someone not wanting an "I need coffee" emergency in the middle of winter after a big snowstorm.  Somehow, I always have a lot of coffee in my pantry during the winter months.  (Guess why.) Thanks, D! 

My gallery of homeschool appreciation pics:




Homeschooling is NOT So Hard.

I wish I'd have known this starting out. I wish I'd have known that it's actually LESS work to just homeschool your child, than to be an "involved parent" at school.

We've enjoyed elementary school with our older boys. *Most* of the teachers were actually pretty competent and caring (the others, I save for another blog post, another day...). We had the children involved in extra activities like the Spanish Club or Service Club, or choir, and they got a fair bit out of the experience.

But it's a LOT of work.

You get about a ton of worksheets that must be done by a certain time. Usually on a day when you're sick or have no time. You get the phone calls about this or that, and about a zillion sheets per day that sometimes contain important news, so you MUST go through them daily. The schools also *love* to throw in half days, teacher in-service days and early dismissals. Not so bad, unless you have children at more than one school and the schedu…