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January 25, 2011

A Day of Homeschool by Jaden

Hi, this is Jaden.
I know I haven't posted on here yet 
I kept wanting to but my Mama said that I need to go to school to learn how to write first.
SO.....today was the day. I decided to wake up early from my nap and dig right in.
Of course I needed some help from my sweet big brother Zachary. 

First off I tried to get his pencil so I could write. But he kept taking it away and telling me it is too sharp!!

But because I know one of the virtues I need to work on is DILIGENCE, I kept right on trying.

After I tried and tried I came to the conclusion that I was not going to win this war with Zachary.....so I turned to my big sister Megan for help. But all she did was get out that camera. What's with that girl?

Well just because I didn't have a pencil, that didn't mean I couldn't still give Zachary my opinion on things. Who ever knew a few numbers could be so confusing. Even Zachary was having a hard time. Think, Think, Think!

And then I got it.....I finally figured out the answer. I couldn't believe I hadn't figured it out sooner. Now I just had to convince Zach of a couple of things. First, that I knew the answer....second that you can smudge the numbers a lot easier if you add a little drool. I couldn't believe he hadn't learned that yet! What has he been going to school all this time for?

Of course he was so excited that I had taught him so much that he gave me a tight squeeze. I'm thinking he squeezed a little longer than he needed. Sometimes those huggy ones don't know when to stop!

After working real hard for a few minutes, my short nap started to catch up with me and I began to get a little sleepy. Have you ever tried to stare at a writing pencil? Kind of makes you want to nod off. I don't know how these kids do it!

Boy, that sure was an exciting morning. I think I might try it again sometime. Please don't tell my mama though. For some reason she thinks school goes a lot better when I am napping.  Something about me being distracting!!!

So this is Jaden signing out until next time.....

Have a GREAT day!


Mrs. Stam said...

Awwww this is just adorable!!!! Love the last picture, what a cute smile!!!

Coreen Berube said...

oh my goodness - that made my day :) How darling!

Duckygirl said...

Haha, that was adorable! What a fun peek into your homeschool day. :)


Yvonne said...

That is adorable!!

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Leanne said...

I loved this post!!!! Those two "men" are too cute!

I also liked your post about teaching children to do chores. We operate our family in similar ways as you do, and it always amuses me when I get the comments of "HOW do you do it with so many kids? I'd KILL myself!!!" OR "I can't even handle my TWO kids!" Well, kids get older, and we believe in teaching everyone to share the load around here, from a young age. Really, for big families, or really for any size family, teaching children to work with positive attitudes and willing hearts is the way to go.

Thanks for affirming that!!

Take care and have a GREAT day!!

Josh and Rebecca Pauls said...

What a sweet story!

Momma Bug said...

Those are WONDERFUL pictures,
and I had a good smile because I just captured nearly the same picture of MY Zachary holding his littlest brother while doing school work!

Just precious :-)

Laura said...

So cute!! Jaden is adorable. Zachary too, though I'm guessing he probably wouldn't want to be described that way. :)

Mrs. Pauls said...

That is very cute. Great pictures! I like your new header!