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Friday, April 19, 2013

My Funny Friday Confession

I woke up this morning thinking about the different things people like and dislike. Everyone has their funny little quirks that add (or sometimes detract) from their personalities. Some of these can be pretty interesting (or embarrassing) depending on how you look at it. I will be the 1st to admit mine. I have a serious dislike for wooden "popsicle" sticks. I just can't stand the feel of them. In fact, just writing about it brings the sensation back and it is freaking me out just a little. So, summer time in my house used to be funny when my husband would buy boxes of popsicles and my boys would come ask me to open up them. GAAH!! Do I even have to mention going to the doctor?  This also spreads to wooden utensils. I was given a really nice wooden spoon and I try to use it, but it makes my skin crawl whenever I do. I literally have to take a deep breath and relax before I use it. My other quirk is, I have to put on my right shoe before my left. It just feels really weird if I don't. I also have this strange thing with certain patterns.....okay enough about me. I have shared enough of my "uniqueness" with you today. You all might start to think I was weird or something. Truth is, everyone has their "thing". I have an aunt that has a daytime toothbrush and a nighttime toothbrush. My husband has a few,but I am forbidden to write about them. And my brother, says he IS a quirk. I often wonder how these little idiosyncrasies develop. Is there something that causes them or is it just something we are born with?

Do you have one? Care to share it with me? Oh, come on. We are all friends here.

Monday, April 8, 2013

The Poetry Project

I have been having a bit of trouble homeschooling lately. When I started, I had all these great ideas about how I wanted this experience to be for my boys aged 8 and 10. I had some really good ideas too. I just seemed to have lost them somewhere in between trying to get them to focus on their reading, handwriting, math and spelling. We all seemed to be in a rut. We were starting to seem like just any other school. Bored kids, lots of lessons and a frustrated teacher. So, this morning I decided to do something different for all of us. Since trying to get them to write is a fight I decided to use magnetic poetry strips for them to create their own poetry. I wasn't sure if they were going to like this. They only seem interested in things pertaining to Legos and Minecraft lately. To my surprise, they jumped right in, and made some poetry. They wanted to make sure that others saw their creations so I am posting them on the blog today. Now, they are back doing their regular lessons and I am in search of new inspiration to help get us through the rest of this school year. If you have any creative ideas to help this frazzled mother, please feel free to comment. It would be greatly appreciated.