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Psalm 78
. . . we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the LORD, his power, and the wonders he has done. .
so the next generation would know them . . . and they in turn would tell their children.
Then they would put their trust in God and would not forget his deeds but would keep his commands.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Wrapping Up, Part II

This is our last week of official school. (Although we have several summertime goals in math, Zoology, and reading). Overheard at lunch today:

Mom: If you could live in any time and place that we have studied in history, what would it be?

Sydney (nearly 8 yo): I can't remember the time exactly, but I'd like to live when the ladies were all dressed up all the time and wore the pretty hoop skirts and fancy dresses.
Mom: Before the Civil War?
Sydney: Yes, and during the Civil War.

Lane (5 yo): I know! Lewis and Clark!!
Mom: Would you go with them on the expedition?
Lane: Yes. But I forget the year. What year was that?
Mom: 1803
Hope: During Jefferson's time.

Mom: What about you, Hope?
Hope (nearly 8): I would live in the White House during President Lincoln's time.
Sydney: I thought of another one! In England during Queen Victoria's reign.
Mom: Oh! That's a good idea.
Hope: I would like to be on the throne in England!

Tobias (2 yo): Leeeeeela!
Mom: What?
Tobias: Leela!
Mom: Oh, you mean-
Tobias: --Burt Dow!
Mom: Yes, Burt Dow's sister Leela?
Tobias: Eating!
Mom: Yes, Burt was eating the breakfast she made, wasn't he?

(I wasn't kidding about my boys loving Burt Dow: Deep Water Man! In fact, not only have we recorded poetry, we've recorded Burt Dow for even greater, more frequent enjoyment!)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love moments like that- when during random conversation the boys eek out something they happened to retain for our learning journey. It sure makes a momma proud, doesn't it? :-)


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