Sayings of the Week

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Isabelle came up to me while I was reading a particularly moving story about a little sweet-heart baby who had just undergone a transplant. I had tears in my eyes and goosebumps on my arm. Isabelle climbed up on my lap, looking intently into my misty eyes and stroking my arm.

“Mommy?” she asked. “Why you got polka-dots on your arm?”
It was so cute, I laughed out loud!

With the help of my wonderful sister-in-law, I am homeschooling two first graders this year. We’ve been studying the globe, the concept of North, South, East and West, continents and countries. When I asked Tristan during a review, what we call the large bodies of land separated by sea, his answer was:
“condiments” 🙂

Later in Language Arts when I asked him what the name of the dot was that we use for punctuation at the end of a sentence, he responded with confidence, “a pyramid!”

So close and yet so far. “A” for effort, dont you think?
I love this little man!

  • Lacey says:

    He is adorable. His little sister looks just like him.

  • Anonymous says:

    Added quote for you… On the way to your house today with Britain, she says ” Why are you going so slow, mommy goes much faster on these hills and its alot funner.” This of course was repeated several times as I was driving down your street. She wanted me to know her unhappiness with my slow driving and lack of speed on the down hills.

    Ha, made me laugh.


  • Heidi Ann says:

    What a cutie and sweetheart! You are one brave mama to be home schooling your blondies! More power to ya, you go girl!

  • Laura says:

    Hi Mandy,

    We’d love to get together. Lee and I are going on a cruise at the end of the month, so let’s get together in October/November. We are free on 10/22. Is that a good date for you? Caleb gets out of school at 10:30 PM, so we could meet up around noon.

    Talk to you soon.

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