Sunday, July 11, 2010

Language Lesson

A few days ago I overheard a conversation between my niece and my kids. It was a language lesson of sorts. Or maybe it was an anatomy lesson? Either way it was not the sort of lesson you want your kids to learn from your 6 year old niece. In fact, I was shocked to know that my niece even knew these words.

The conversation went something like this:
T: "What do you call your private parts?"
Niece: A girls? It is called a "insert slang for female body part"
T: Well what do you call a penis?
Niece: Oh we call that a "&*#^"

Yikes!!! You know this is not something you deal with on a regular basis when your kids are homeschooled. I am sure there are lots of HS kids out there that know these terms, but when you aren't spending 7 hours a day learning information from your friends this kind of language doesn't spread around so fast.

I guess it's time to have a long talk with T & M on respecting ourselves and our bodies.

Saturday, July 3, 2010


Recently I spent about 1 1/2 weeks reorganizing my whole house. It all started with this simple thought, "Where am I going to put the new curriculum I just ordered?" Then I went crazy and started destroying my office/schoolroom.

Yes, I'm a messy cleaner. That's just the way I roll. I remember as a teenager I used to clean my very messy room by dumping everything I owned into a huge pile in the middle of the floor. Then I would piece by piece put everything away in a nice orderly manner. I get a big rush out of the sense of accomplishment. And I REALLY LOVE my new reorganized office.