Wednesday, March 12, 2014
"Madison loves Bink."
Bink is a kid in her class and all I remember now is that she said it over dinner one night and it went on about how they were going to get married. I hate it when I lose great memories!
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
My random thoughts for the night.
Now I need to order prints for the grandparents sent to their respective Wal-Marts for pick up.
Sunday, March 9, 2014
"Nope!" replied Jacob. "We aren't even going to our classes today at all."
I concede they didn't have kid class, but there were 2 hours of speakers they could have gleaned just the tiniest bit from...even a cute kid who spoke to the congregation broadcast across three buildings.
After church I asked for an update from Jacob, "Did you learn anything at church today?"
Shaking his head he said, "Not really."
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Children are swarming. Noise level is loud. Homework questions are being tossed across the kitchen table and I’m trying to field all the requests while keeping Jacob from going back to timeout. His buddy broke his arm today I figured a good idea would be to get him engaged in making cookies for his sad friend.
Ben is asking about shapes and fractions. Madison is reading the lyrics in Ben’s piano books for her reading time (counts as poetry I figure). I tell Jacob to please wash his hands and scrub them as long as it takes to sing the ABCs. I’m constantly telling the kids to write down their thinking in math so we see what they are doing when Jacob calls out, “Can I just do it in my head?” I’m stumped.
“Did you just ask me if you can do it in your head or was that someone else talking?”
“That was me.”
“No. You cannot just wash your hands in your mind.”
“No. I mean sing the ABCs in my head.”
“Ooooohhhhh. That makes a lot more sense. Sure. You can sing in your head.”
Sometimes there is just too much motion for my head to process in this house at homework time. Heaven help us when I have to start cooking dinner amongst all this mayhem again after Gina leaves us!
Friday, February 28, 2014
Monday, February 17, 2014
Today we visited the doctor for our medical clearance exam. As part of the exam, we all had to submit urine samples. Angie took Madison to the toilet to fill her bottle and discovered Madison "forgot" to wear underwear. A little later Angie noticed Madison was wearing flip flops and asked Maddie why she was wearing shoes she would not be able to wear to school. Jacob responded, "At least she is wearing some clothes.". We found this a little extra funny, glad that she was wearing clothes to hide the lack of clothes underneath.