I was looking at something the other day and I read the words on the page and then I looked at the instructions...It was a word scramble, I didn't even realize the words were scrambled! I keep transposing letters in words and not even noticing. And I keep saying the wrong words, or reading words that aren't there. Today I was reading to the kids and was supposed to say "following the vowel" and it came out "following the browned"!!! Seriously!?! We all died laughing! That word was nowhere on the page, nor was anything like it!
I am doing a classbook of Genesis with the older kids. While helping one of them, I was asking a question to prompt a memory. What did the serpent say to eve? was the question needing an answer. So I said "do you wanna..." and Makenzie pipes up "A banana!?!" LOL!!!
Later while Madison was doing math, she was doing some multiplication. The story problem was "if 3 monkey's each had 1 banana, how many banana's were there?" Her answer was "the answer is 3, cause if you gave monkey's banana's they'd eat them and there'd be 3 monkeys!" No, even as a female myself, I don't follow her logic! It was quite funny though! Don't know what all the banana's were about that day either! Maybe we need to eat more banana's or something? LOL!!!
So I don't know about anyone else but I LOVE TO READ! I have been reading books my entire life. I was know as a child to go hide in the bathroom to read. (It was preparation for motherhood, where else can you get privacy? ok, you're right, I don't even get privacy in there, but it's always a hope of mine!) I love to read books over and over again. They never get old. My husband doesn't understand that. He doesn't like to read much and if he's read it once, that's enough to him. I can't seem to get him to understand that the people in the books are my friends! I know I'm weird! But it's true, they are. It's like visiting them again every time I read a book. Making sure things are the same for them, ya know? The people in the books are real to me. (Not in a real life sense, but a real in my head sense :) I also cannot stand to put a book down if someone is in a situation. I need to make sure things are all right first ya know!
I am currently re-reading "Safely Home" by Randy Alcorn. I love his books! If you ever want to read some really good books, I highly recommend his. They're not study books, just novels. Deadline, Dominion, Lord Foulgrins Letters, The Ishband Conspiracy, Safely Home, and Edge of Eternity are the ones I've read and LOVE!
We are so ready for Christmas vacation. I think we're all caught up on school, so we don't have to do anything next week. I'm planning on just doing some devotions, Christmas studies, and fun reading the next few weeks. We have a very full Christmas day coming up. It's also Emily's birthday. Then New Years day, then Zachary's birthday. Fun, Fun!
Speaking of Zachary, He's doing much better now. Recovering pretty well from his pneumonia. I've been giving him blackstrap molasses and I think it's really helped his anemia too! He seems to have so much more energy. Crawling around and Happy! Now we just have to work on Kathleen's food allergies...
"There are several sovereignties in this country. First the sovereignty of the American people; then the sovereignty nearest to us all-the sovereignty of the family-the absolute right of each family to control its affairs in accordance with the conscience and convictions of duty of the heads of the familiy. I have no doubt that American people will always tenderly regard their household sovereignty, and however households may differ in their views and convictions, I believe that those differences will be respected." ~ James A. Garfield, 20th President of the USA
"I am much afraid that schools will prove the great gates of hell unless they diligently labor in explaining the Holy Scriptures, engraving them in the hearts of youth. I advise no one to place his child where the Scriptures do not reign paramount. Evey institution in which men are not increasingly occupied with the Word of God must become corrupt." - Martin Luther (1483 - 1546)
"Susanna Wesley taught her children at home, for twenty years carrying on this instruction daily, 'no so much,' she said, 'to train their minds as to save their souls'". - Ella Frances Lynch, Educating the Child at Home, 1914
"Home education is not something you casually fit into your calendar or make room for in your schedule. It is a committment you make to God and to your family that will require perserverence, energy, and patience." - Clay Clarkson, Educating the WholeHearted Child, 2011
"I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me." Philippians 4:13, KJV
"You cannot buy a homeschooling kit that will make you instantly and easily successful. It is a long-term learning process, both for you and for your children." - Clay Clarkson, Educating the WholeHearted Child, 2011