Time it was and what a time it was, It was. A time of innnocence, A time of confidences...Long ago, it must be, I have a photograph, preserve your memory, There all that's left to...Simon and Garfunkel
Oh! Boy, do I miss Elyse, who is in Iowa.
With Daddy at work, I thought I would take some time to observe the little ones in their daily routine, while I took some felt needed R and R. The morning routine was regular and then at 11 oclock they called "Learning Table!" The whole crew of "little guys"(who are not so little except Ezra) sat around the table and I kept the clock while they did their math worksheets. Even Ezra, was working on a timer. I said, I am sick of this. It is summer time. I hate homeschooling! Not really, but I said that to them. Lets play! Don't you guys want to do something fun? They wouldn't hear of it, until they finished their "learning table time". Give me a barf bag. Who raised these fuddy duddy kids, anyhow?
I waited patiently, or not so patiently and I said "lets go to NY". We started trying to make a map of NY that was the size of my coffee table. Evvy went to the internet and copied the small version of the NYS map. We continued to try to work out the measurements. Mr. Pre-highschooler worked on the exchange for the size of the little map to the size of the bigger map that we had, we worked out that the conversions were, about 3x bigger than the original (x='s stuff). I got a little too into it and they were ready to go and "get my medicine before it was all over. We had the plans in place to build a large airport, even though we only had one plane to land in their. The 2 little fellows parked all of their cars around the coffee table to get ready for the traffic jams that we so "sorely":( miss. (maybe we don't miss them, but we don't see that kind of traffic around here but once or twice a year) We didn't finish and gave up in the mid stream. We might start again today, if we are up to it. But it was so fun to play and work and think in unison with the "little guys!" I like not having anybody be the boss of anybody like little siblings do...?:) Maybe? I am bossy though am I not?