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Our First Week

My natural tendency is to dive into everything head first, but with just our science curriculum on hand we could only splash around in the kiddie pool for our first week of schooling. Thankfully our math showed up in the mail today. I cheered. She didn’t.

This week was pretty much science, reading and piano. On Tuesday she went to an art class with some of her good girlfriends. The instructor talked about color and shading and that sort of thing. She’ll get to do this once a month.

Meet Carl…


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Friday she arranged to go ice skating with those same lovely ladies. I wanted to see if she would plan everything on her own, which she actually did. I was so sure she wouldn’t follow through that I slept in and then only had about 30 minutes to suck down some coffee and put my hair up in the messy mom bun. She called to see when the open skating was, how much admission and skates are, arranged what time we would picking her friends up, and paid for everything with her own money.


All I had to do was drive and freeze my bum on icy bleachers for an hour and a half.


We watched part of a PBS documentary on Thomas Edison. Well, mostly I took pictures of Peanut watching a PBS documentary on Thomas Edison while we ate lunch.


Peanut is hanging around a lot. I think she likes homeschooling.

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I think I do too.



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The Weirdest Thing I Heard Yesterday

So yesterday we broke open the Exploring Creation book and the first experiment is the classic density demonstration where you pour different liquids into a jar and watch them separate and then toss in different objects to see which layer they land in. We needed a cork (check!), grape (check!), ice cube (check!), and a rock.

Me: Uhh… Eden. We need a rock. Where are we going to get a rock????” (We do not live in a neighborhood where there are rocks. Just trust me.)

E: Uhh…

Me: Go put your boots on and look in the woods.

E: (tilted head sarcastic squinty-eyed pre-teen glare)

Me: We need a rock!

E: Oh wait! I just saw one in my bed! 

She just saw one in her bed???

It’s true. Here is the evidence.

And not just some driveway pebble, but some kind of fossilized thingy and we can’t come up with any possible hypothesis of how it may have ended up there.

She is very much like a 3-year-old at times.


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