Welcome to a Fly on the Wall group post. Today 4 bloggers are inviting you to catch a glimpse of what you’d see if you were a fly on the wall in our homes. Come on in and buzz around my house.
My grandson has been obsessed with the fact that he’s building us a farm (we’re planning a vegetable garden and want to get them involved as much as possible). They’ve each picked their vegetables Jellybean(him)=brocoli Buttercup(her)=Carrots. But C is taking it wwaaaayyyy beyond my ideas for our modest backyard.
These kids fling questions like boomerangs and it’s hard to keep up with two at a time. They are night/day and nothing that is good for one will work for the other. On the other hand, it must be fair or it’s “you love her/him more than me!” Here are just a fraction of the questions that have bounced off of my head this week.
- Can we grow cotton candy/chocolate/anything with sugar? BC Me: no
- When does the tractor get here? JB me: in your dreams
- Where will the farm animals sleep when they hibernate? JB Me: uh…crickets
- Can we have ice cream for breakfast? BC Me: no
- Mamaw can you buy me (insert anything that catches his eye)? JB Me: no
Then there is:
BC: Mamaw I’m a hot mess! I grabbed a yogurt and dropped it, then dropped my spoon and spilled my yogurt? Me? Did you clean up the mess? NOT Are you okay baby like she was apparently expecting.
JB: He is having trouble figuring out space and areas. Such as how we live in one big world and it’s not divided by channels. We’ve been working on cities, towns, and states and learning about each one. We have a new map on the living room/kitchen and each week they pick out a different state (one so far so…) and then we check out a book about it at the library and read it and they have to tell us one thing about the state that they remember. We also have a state jigsaw puzzle and they look matching it with the map on the wall. So to the point of this long, drawn-out story is that No matter who is talking about he says, “…in their world.”
They’ve been back to school for a couple of weeks now and boy can you tell the difference. They’ve learned so much such as;
- They now like to fight with each other and they’ve learned to hit each other.
- They’ve learned that school lunch is “ultra-gross”.
- How to use “fartbutt” creatively.
I think I’ll be keeping the maps and garden lessons for a while at least.
But really what I mostly feel is:
THANK GOD FOR TEACHERS!
Buzz around, see what you think, then click on these links for a peek into some other homes:
Baking In A Tornado https://www.BakingInATornado.com
Never Ever Give Up Hope https://batteredhope.blogspot.com
Menopausal Mother http://www.menopausalmom.com/