[I’m still alive but life has been busy. Here is a conversation a friend and I had the other day. As you can see… homeschooling is truly drudgery and misery 🙂 Unfortunately the beginning of this conversation was cut off, about our dreams of running off to a Silent Retreat and how they couldn’t *tell* us to leave… and no, I didn’t chop times, just some private-y type information ]
you’d think they’d have pity on us!
well, any logical person would… lol, the other day our internet went out [kids unplugged the modem]
and I called rogers because of course… I was dumb and didn’t check that!
and… the lady was so funny…
oh MY you home school???!!!
lol… so I gave her lots of lovely stories.
😀 😀 😀
my favourite is that the bathroom is the location of most of my parent teacher conferences.
there is no rule that you can’t infer that the life sized model of the guillotine you are building will need testing for accuracy….
work-service should include cleaning toilets…
[snipping out a bit where we plan a get together… sorry you aren’t invited]
that’ll be great…I doubt we’ll be in school still that week….
lol, I’m a task master… If I can con them into school… we do 🙂
my kids are using my chat here to do other things… sigh!
yah….but I think I”ll be ready for a break by then….the Monday before is D’s birthday, and our unofficial last day of school, which is actually our annual trip to the zoo.
ah, and we do the zoo around September **st [okay on the 21st the last 3 years]
which is K’s birthday and E’s is on October **th…
i love making traditions like that!
yeah, and then foolish I suggested we do the Science centre this year…
I have since learned the error of my unorthodoxy!
well, eek for me….perhaps not for you?
oh…you were voted off the island?? 😛
m.u.s.t. n.o.t. m.e.s.s. w.i.t.h t.h.e z.o.o …
yes… ki-heeled and sent off without a coconut.
yikes. 😀 😀
walking 500 kms in the hot sun… vs. 500 kms in an air conditioned facility…
its pretty… well… lets just say last year one of our conversations at the zoo was…
“Remember last year when the hippopotamus pooped in the pool? and it was green?”
“Yeah… but the year before remember when he pooped on the way out and it was…”
and this is me…
Oh wow. I’m so sad I missed that.
“Okay!!! look the elephants!”
Hey… baby gorilla!
any chance you can skip the hippo this year?
Mom? What does lion poop look like?
and every year we get zoo buddies…
just like we get grocery store buddies…
the kind that think they’re following at a discrete distance but then they end up hyperventilating at my kids comments… and you’re left thinking… maybe I should take that CPR course…
or there will be a death from laughter…
of course… I play the ‘straight’ man…
while egging the kids on a little?
I’m shocked you could suggest a thing like that…
but… I just know them so well 🙂 😉
well, we’re supposed to be learning about Samuel de Champlain a wee bit more..
along with De Mont, Pontgrave…
Its very educational for me… I know US history…. lol
we were supposed to be studying one biome each week, and catching up on the middle ages, but at this rate, we’re gonna have to go thru the summer, and until each boy is 23.
and here’s my kids… can we hurry up with Greek history? We want to hear the Roman history!
We’re doing 100 years a day in Canadian and Greek history right now…
what is it about the Romans? J’s obsessed with them!
and then J was getting upset because… well I had a Sarah Noble novel study but then we got into the Narnia chronicles and are reading [in conversational method] 2 chapters a day…
yes… the Romans… them Romans…
(conversational? more than one reader?)
yeah, I buy a book for each of us…
E* is Peter, Tumnus… and begrudgingly Edmund [why can’t dad be Edmund???]
K* is Lucy, Susan…
we did the Magician’s Nephew last week, that was a blast… I also got to be the White witch and Aslan…
then there is my supportive extended family…
are you sure your kids are learning to read?
um… no… they just read MNephew in one week…
yes… stars alive!
**I believe** this means… bold underline
ooh….a flying t
lol, well… I should go… I can bring a strawberry candied almond spinach salad…
sorry….just looking for more cool stuff….like bolding
lol, I realized that a wee bit ago…
around the ^T^
um, why don’t you pick either salad or dessert, and I can do the rest……
gee, you’re quick on the uptake! 😛
[snort] veiled threats will get you nowhar!
we could do pizza again…? make it a tradition?
(*really* veiled, because not even I got it…..😛 )
yeah, that would be a blast… too yum 🙂
alright. pizza it is!
it all comes back to my sanity.
sometimes conspiracy just makes for great times 🙂
my boys are going to be SO stoked that you guys are coming….they still talk about “that” E* (they also have an uncle E*) that has the Darth Vader costume and the light saber and the Bionicles….😀
crumb… I just said the kids could have chocolate and pop…
lol, E* and K* were just talking about you guys again.
and about the HS sale, I’m going to look into it… and get back to you.
chocolate and pop? you must be feeling extra-brave today!
no… just distracted…
okay….that’d be fun.
and clearly doubting my sanity…
ooh….they know how to work the system….this is what I have to look forward to….<sigh>
oh… well, I’ll just hold back the really good parts 🙂
that way you can be as thrilled as I was 🙂
thanks for that.
no problem… its important to cling to hope…
ah….a thread to hold onto!
yes but don’t wiggle it too much!
🙂 don’t worry its actually dental floss
great…so now I’m gonna smell all minty and stuff…..😦
lol… which brings up a good point… why isn’t there bubble gum flavoured dental floss?
well considering I eschew stores… (that could not have been a more perfect time to use that word 😀 )
I have no clue!
(that certainly was a most choice placement! bravo. 😀 😀 )
okay, you and I have to start writing down some of our conversations and then starting our own routine… taking the circuit by storm!
well, as much as I enjoy lingering in frivolities with you, my husbands’ lack of clean socks this morning impresses upon me the necessity of laundry duty. 😦
lol, okay, well… I could copy and paste this into a blog post…
I’m curious to see if others find it humorous 🙂
and yes… I think my kids are asking for a Ferrari now… must start paying attention now 🙂
wow….they aim high, don’t they? who says home schooled kids have no motivation! 😛
lol! that and they watched Bedtime Stories the other day… sigh conversation cut off before the silent retreats 🙂
my kids want to see that…is it any good?
yes, its a silly plot and all that but its funny, J* and I were laughing.
we were busting a gut laughing at the trailer! and then quoting it for days afterward…😀
yeah, well… we could go for a longer visit 🙂
I’d want to preview it first…cause I*’s still only 3….🙂
but maybe I can arrange that…especially if it looks like it’ll be rainy….🙂
I’d say it is okay actually… I’m trying to recall if there was language…
If we get together for the sale I could lend it to you for a preview.
I could watch it the night before….and have a backup in case it doesn’t pass…..although it sounds like it would….🙂
oo…that would be cool!
otherwise, there is always the Princess Bride…
and we have the new Pirate Veggie tale movie…
ack! the CHEESE curls!
😀 haven’t seen that one…..don’t think….
(the library has “Bedtime Stories”, so I can just get it from there….yay!)
ah… well perhaps we’d better do some pirate-y things then 🙂 okay… officially… we should go 🙂
no more new topics! 😀
talk to you soon….🙂
yes for sure 🙂 I’ll blog this and doctor up the names a bit…
edit the times… how fast can we type?
lol bye! for really! 🙂
i think our times are pretty good, actually….🙂
ack! no new topics!