I'm hiding from them while they eat lunch...don't tell them where I am! I hear Zeke crying for me, but I'm sure it's a minor altercation. Unlike the major altercation that happened earlier when he was climbing on the chest of drawers and it fell on both him and Josh. My heart didn't slow down for about 30 min after that one!
So anyways, homeschooling is hard. 4th graders do have to know quite a bit of stuff. Eden is amazed at the thought that I have to "learn" everything they are learning. She asked this morning, "Do you even have to learn Caleb's stuff?" Yeah, I do. He has all these fun phonics charts with "special sounds" that help them all learn to read and write. Like "ck" in duck or "st" in stop. Micah is memorizing the American's Creed, along with tons of history facts that I managed to escape high school without knowing, and all these incredible details about insects, and the list just goes on. I can totally understand the promotion behind the show "Are you smarter than a 5th grader" even though I've never actually seen it. Wow, these guys are smart!
Did you ever hear that I used to think Germany was an island? I always wondered just how the Berlin wall worked out, and I guess that's how I rationalized it. Sadly, "The Sound of Music" never made sense beyond the songs as a child. So Micah and I are learning a little geography together too. =)
There. I told one of my deepest darkest secrets!