February 12, 2009

Where Have I Been?

I keep thinking I need to mosey on over here and fill you in on life. I never thought I'd catch myself saying this but I REALLY wish I had a nice poopy store to tell you. But it seems that my poopy stories are all a thing of the past. That's what happens when our kids start to grow up I guess.

I do have a few other things to tell you though.

There is a great giveaway going on over HERE that you might want to go check out. It's for some cutey patooty cloth diapers that almost make me wish I had a baby bottom to put them on.

And then over at my other blog is a giveaway of a rather personal nature. Sometimes I get great ideas and don't think through the fact that I might have to announce to the world what kind of feminine hygiene product I'm using. You'll understand when you see the post.

And I'm ashamed to admit (don't hate me Emily) that I've been reading the Twilight novels like I'm a starving woman and they are the only piece of chocolate left in the store. I don't know if it just reminds me of the glory days of my own teen angst (minus the whole vampire thing) but I just wanted to see what all the fuss was about and I got sucked in. I still have NO IDEA what the appeal is. But I can't seem to stop until I finish the last book.

On a homeschool note, we've been doing a fascinating World War II study with a book called World War II for Kids. It's amazing how much I DIDN'T learn when they were cramming this stuff into my head in high school. But the kids are totally digging it and it has some fun projects. Yesterday we learned how to put out an incendiary bomb, tomorrow we'll be drawing our own recruitment posters and next week we will put together our own ration kits.

So I apologize right now for the very un-original update.


Emily said...

Obviously you're not alone w/ liking Twillight, and you read so fast that it's not a huge time waster for you. Just a good distraction from life.

I don't understand the appeal myself...:)

I'm still reading The story of Edgar Sawtelle and I'm loving it like you did...see! we're still in synch.

40winkzzz said...

*Even if you had a "poopy store" to share, I'm not sure how many people would shop there. It's an interesting concept, though; please elaborate.

*If you wanted a "poopy story", on the other hand, you *could* just get a puppy. That's pronounced with a *long* u sound, as any present or former puppy owner can tell you.

*I've used some of those (Whatever) For Kids books. They can be a lot of fun (or a lot of torture, depending... :-). We'll be hitting the World Wars in April-May, so maybe I'll check that one out. Bummerishly, I won't have a lot of time for hands-on at that point since we'll have a graduation to get ready for, but maybe the kids can pick some activities from the book and be self-directed for once. Because History is way too cool to stop with just reading about it.

Anonymous said...

Twilight. HMMMMM My daughter has read all four, myself haven't read any. Yet........I saw the movie three times at the theater.

Was it the lure of the vampire? Heavens no!

It was the fantastic cinematography of the Pacific Northwest combined with a teenage love story that didn't involve SEX.
The sex does come later (I've heard)

I mean what teenage girl doesn't want to have a devoted boy that loves her 100% and doesn't make any demands. Edward is sincere and loving with the utmost respect. Isn't this how we should raise our boys? I know I raised my son this way and my daughter in law regularly thanks me for it.

I think that is the problem today. As our teenage daughters start becoming women. The dad's don't know how to handle their situation in the relationship. Can I hug her? Do people think I'm a weirdo if I hold my daughters hand in public? Does my daughter think I'm a weirdo, period?!?!
At a time when a daughter needs a strong male figure in her life a dad is just left with a confused look on his face. Which they also address in the book and movie.

That, I believe is why this series has become so popular.

I love your blogs! God has great plans for you!

Rhen @yestheyareallmine said...

I love learning with my children. As we delve into new subjects and books for them to learn I am learning right along with them. It is amazing how much cool stuff we just were not taught. But then again, a lot of that stuff was not on "the test", and therefore was not relevant. Ha!

PS- Gayle you are the woman! Thanks for mentioning my giveaway. :)

chickadee@afamiliarpath said...

i'm reading twilight too. don't tell emily. i'm feeling guilty about not homeschooling enough.

maudie-mae said...

The really sad part about studying World War II is realizing that many of our heroes from that time are dying off. My dad served in World War II in the Coast Guard. Not every story associated with the war is full of gore and atrocities--there were moments of humor and if you want, I'll see if I can write them up in an understandable way for your children.

Michelle said...

I devoured all 4 of the Twilight books in 5 days. You're not alone in your current obssession. They're good. ;)

Brooke said...

With deep regret I too must confess to reading Twillight series. I however think Bella belong with Jacob, which make me an oddity.

EE said...

Team Edward, here;)

His Girl said...

how funny, I just posted about twilight-romance myself. i enjoyed the story when I was reading it, but now that it's over, I have a little conflict about it.

heading over to your other blog to see about your great idea...

Mandi said...

Hey - want some good family movie recommendations to go with your study?
1. Miracle at Midnight
2. The Scarlet and the Black
3. Molly (the American Girl movie)

I love studying this time period - have fun!

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