Tag Archives: conversations with Su

Shopping With The Mouse

Some people in my family have a shopping gene. They love to shop and some of them actually love to buy stuff. I didn’t get it. I shop with a list, I go to two or three stores where I … Continue reading

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Unit Study: Exploration of the New World- Log Books

Over the holidays we finished up our study of the 50 states and their capitals. The children seem to have enjoyed it although we lost momentum several times and weren’t able to be as in depth as I would have … Continue reading

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Explanation of Tragedy

Very brief, but I thought this might be helpful…. Yesterday I saw the news about Sandy Hook while the children were having room-time. I went to each of the big children and discussed it with them separately. I also asked … Continue reading

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Heard Around Here 2

Su and F discussing breakfast foods: Su: When I’m big I’m going to have three eggs and one piece of toast for breakfast every day. (Note: I eat two soft boiled eggs every morning during tea time) F (incredulously): No … Continue reading

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A Day Of Blessings?

Some days don’t begin so well…. Yesterday actually started going badly about 10:30 on Wednesday night when Su came and climbed into bed with us. Usually this means she’s had a bad dream. She comes in, snuggles for a few … Continue reading

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Yesterday we had this conversation at the dinner table, while eating the leftover meat from a turkey stew S was making. Each child had a turkey drumstick and was picking the meat off and eating it. W: (upon seeing the … Continue reading

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Fabric Shopping With Su

Last week we made a decision to move Su into our bedroom and us into the office. As part of this project I decided to take Su shopping for curtain fabric. The little room used to be a sun-porch so … Continue reading

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Teaching Children Through Goal Setting

As parents we have a responsibility to teach our children how to be fully functioning adults. We not only need to teach them how to dress and feed themselves we also need to teach them both directly and by example … Continue reading

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Su’s Skeleton

About two months ago Su came downstairs before bed with a burning question. “Mom,” she wanted to know, “how many bones do I have?” I had no idea so we grabbed the medical dictionary from the shelf and looked up … Continue reading

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The other day I made the mistake of saying something about how W goes down the stairs like an otter going down a mud-slide. This of course triggered a round of questions from F and Su and F remembered that … Continue reading

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