Summer is in the air at the House Full of Boys! As I write this, it's 11:30 pm and all the windows are open to let the cool air in.
Jackson is now into maps. He has a map of Sodor Island (The Island on which Thomas the Tank Engine and all his friends reside) in a book, and he loves it. So, last week while shopping at Walls, I found a map place mat. Perfect! He can't rip it, tear it or otherwise harm it! He can only learn! Well, we've been learning the West Coast states and their capitals. "Jackson, where's Waasshhiinnnggtooonnn?" I say slowly. He points lackadaisically as thought this is already old hat and he'd rather be anywhere else. "and what is the capital of Washington?"
"O-limpEeaaahhhhh!" He says with some enthusiasm. "And what state is this?" "Californyaaaahhhh" I think that my son watches Paula Deen while I'm not looking. He can make any word into a 3 or 4 syllable doozy. "Now, what's the capital?" "I DON'T know." "Remember.... it's Sssssssss......" "Tell me." "Come on, it's got toe in it...." "Toes?!?!?!" "No, it's Sacramento." "Oh, right, Sacramehntooooooo. I'm all done Mama."
If I had to homeschool, we'd be in trouble.
5 years ago