This is a facebook post that I’m editing a teeny bit then pasting. I way overused my right hand with mindless clicking yesterday*, without realizing how long I’d been doing it, so it’s too sore for proper writing/editing. Also I desperately need a manicure because I can’t cut my own nails because of the RA,… More grammar and word formation rules: in which I go meh
We gave up awhile back trying to limit screen time for Owen. It doesn’t seem to limit his creativity (he’s being outrageously creative right now, in front of the television) and he gets plenty of sunshine and exercise. I know the Experts want it limited, but maybe, if one pays attention to kids as individuals,… More Oggy and the Cockroaches and giving up a little control.
I just had a flip through my twitter followers page for the first time in two or three years. I’m a bit surprised at some of the people following me whom I’m not following (or wasn’t): Tom Robinson? Ms Magazine? A few different college geography departments? Wow. Cool. I had no idea. I added/reciprocated a… More social media blah blah idea dump
He’s so on the verge of reading and spelling. I got him Boggle Jr. a few weeks ago, figuring that he likes dice, it might be fun. He was completely uninterested. This morning, he took it off the shelf, sat down with it, and is happily making words. I need to remind myself that for… More I should trust my kid more often
I hate clothes shopping. I have a weird body, not easy to fit (in my experience), and I’m gimpy. I can’t do buttons easily. I can’t stand up and flip through clothing on racks for long periods of time. It hurts. That combination means I need elastic-waisted pants, but can’t find ones that stay up… More I am, as usual, fashion-impaired.
I just found this semi-not-wholly awesome page about geocaching, on buzzfeed: “29 things you only understand if you’re a geocacher” (Please note obligatory numbered list and exclusionary language.) So I said to Owen, showing him a picture, “Check out this game. People hide boxes for each other, with treasure in them. Other people have to… More Geocaching: Should we? (we probably will)
#homeschool – I’m looking at curricula for K-1 for Owen, and thinking the simplest way will be to ask folks to send me stuff to review. How do I know, before we start, how he will learn best? Do I have to order/try *everything*? I can come up with my own practices … but ultimately,… More #homeschool – I’m looking at curricula