I never knew

FM#2 and FM#3 had a science book down the other day and were studying it very seriously to see how a baby grows in his mommy’s tummy.  FM#3 later reported to my Beloved that first you’re made and you look yucky and then you grow some and you still look yucky and then you grow some more and still you look yucky and then finally you grow enough to look like a baby and you’re in your mommy’s tummy.

To me, he reported that he knew where babies came from.  I made the hmmm sound that us mothers make when we are not sure we want to hear the words that are about to come forth from our children’s mouths and he said, “You grow in your mommy’s tummy and then one day your mommy goes blech (made a throwing up sound) and you come out your mommy’s mouth.”  I said, “You don’t come out your mommy’s mouth.”  (Why, oh why, do I open my mouth?)  He responded, “Where else would you come out?” I told him that was a very good question that we would discuss later, as in years from now.  He looked at me and said “You come out the mouth” and walked off quite satisfied with his discovery of knowledge.

Now, I’m just waiting to see what other people say if he shares his wealth of knowledge with them. 🙂


Our biggest homeschool field trip yet

I say yet because I do aspire to be like EuroMom and take the kiddoes to Europe.  Of course, I don’t know if we’ll ever manage 5 weeks away but 3 would be nice.  Anyway, this trip was much less lofty in ambition — we went to Williamsburg and surrounds as well as other points of interest in Virginia and the D.C. area.  We took 2 weeks and should have taken just a tad more.

It was marvelous.

And I think the kids enjoyed it too. 😉

So in the coming weeks, I hope to blog about our trip and adventures.  I even plan to post pictures.  For now, I thought I would give you a bit of advice about trip planning.  Many of my friends had made the same trip or parts of the same trip in the last year and had blogged about it. They were all homeschoolers and all had given me advice in the past about things — advice that had been fruitful.  So I studied their blogs diligently.  And read nothing else about where we were going.  Nothing like a travel guide where someone was actually paid to give hints and ideas.  That was maybe a bad idea.  Not that I didn’t have great advice from my friends but I’m juts saying — maybe I could have planned even better.  So that’s my hint.  Read travel guides.  I used to do that.  But I never thought of it this time.  It wasn’t until we were near the end of our trip and I saw a book in a museum bookstore that said “Visiting D.C. with Kids” that I thought “travel guides for trip planning.  Hmmm, now that’s a novel idea!”   Do you think I really listen to my friends?  I will say that I didn’t have one bit of bad advice from any of them.  I’m just saying that maybe I could have learned more.

The Pressure, the pressure

So people think that FM#3 is funnier more often than I post and they are probably right but it’s all a blur.  Last night he didn’t say anything funny but he did something funny.  Does that count?  I met my Beloved at work to take his car and one kid to Scouts while he took the other three back home and had dinner.  As soon as I got out of the car, FM#3 hopped into the driver’s seat and started “driving”.  He also locked the doors (as if we couldn’t get in).  He wouldn’t’ get out of the driver’s seat and I just imagined that he was arguing his case with his father.  Forget the fact that he can’t touch the pedals, he still thinks he’s good to go. Today, I had the car on and was getting something out of the back when he made his move again.  I told him in no uncertain terms to not go near the driver’s seat.  He backed off but we might need to have some driving lessons soon just to make sure he’s safe. 🙂

And just to be clear, I don’t think he’s as funny as he used to be.  He’s sweeter.  Yesterday, he told me how much he enjoyed holding my hand.  “I just love it” he said, grasping my hand as we walked down the sidewalk in front of the house to go to the car.  But I think I’m still not off the hook.  I think you’ll take sweet stories too!

A couple of funny comments

Since I’m getting complaints about no blog posts and since FM#3 has finally come through with a couple of funny things, I will bow to the pressure. 🙂

FM#3 is into all things invisible.  He has been playing with an invisible paper airplane which I encouraged wholeheartedly and he is always talking about the disappearing this and the disappearing that.  Last week, he was doing something he wasn’t supposed to do and I raised my eyebrows at him and he said “You can’t see me, I’m invisible.”  Oh, yeah?

Then later last week, we bought Prince Caspian on DVD and watched it.  I know, I know, probably not the best idea for a child who is dealing with nightmares but I bowed to pressure.  Before we popped it in, FM#2 was assigning all the roles of who was playing whom and told FM#3 he could be Aslan.  Now, FM#3 used to roar a lot, so he’s always been the perfect one for this role but as he watched the movie, he complained with his assignment — “He doesn’t have red hair.  I need to be someone with red hair.”  Gee, do you think all those strangers who come up to him and comment on his hair are influencing what he sees as significant about himself?