I like to post about things that happen in my life, and they are usually accomplished with quite a bit of mishaps and drama. I talk about my family, which includes three children still at home and one escapee that's married, my horses, homeschooling, church, and so on and so forth.
People are always asking me what it’s like to homeschool, so
I came up with a tidbit from the other day.Enjoy.
Me:Ainsley, did you
get your language arts books out like I told you?
been happily jumping on my bed while I attempted to make phone calls, lands
with a thump and looks at me as if I have sentenced her to the gas chamber.)I don’t feel good.I’m sick.
Me:I hope you don’t
die before we finish school.Where are
the table.(She shuffles her feet as she
makes her way to her death sentence, holding the back of hand to her
forehead.)Do I have a fever?
Me:I have radar that
picks up on fevers.You don’t have one.
feel bad if I die.
terribly.Let’s begin with the
definition of a verb.‘A verb is a word…’Ainsley, sit up, please, and say the
definition with me.Sit in the
chair.Sit UP.Now, let’s try again – ‘A verb is a word…’If you don’t say it with me, we’re just going
to keep doing it until you do.I can sit
here all day. (Total lie, but what she doesn’t know…)
She finally mumbles the definition of a verb through heaving
sighs of disdain.
Me:In Exercise 1,
read the sentence to me.
Ainsley:I have a
I’m looking at Exercise 1, and the sentence there is:Jimmy
Carter waspresident, so imagine
my confusion.I look at her.She’s picking at a scab. I’ve learned from
experience to never engage in these conversations.
Exercise 1, read the sentence to me.
it to me when we were playing.I have
one on this arm, too, but Scout did this one.
Me: Ainsley!Ex-cer-cise ONE.READ. IT.
Ainsley: (looks at me accusingly) It hurts.
Me: (gritted teeth) Read. The. Sentence.
Ainsley: Don’t you even care if I’m in pain?
And that, my friends, is homeschooling in a nutshell.