Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Homeschooling Multiple Kids is a Trip!

Don't I look crazy in this picture?

Well, homeschooling multiple kids gets a little crazy for me! Sometimes I find that most of the day has gone by, and if we didn't have to leave the house for an errand, I may still be in my pajamas.  As the day progresses, an apron may get added to the ensemble.  I am sure the UPS man thinks I have no sense of fashion.  I got many chuckles on Facebook after posting the following scenario, which plays out at our house often, so I thought I'd post it here:

Mom is working with her kindergartner,"Silent E makes the vowel say its name but---"

Kid 1 yells from across the room," Mom, she took my book! Give me back my book! Give me back my BOOK!"

Mom: "Silent E makes the vowel say its name but---"

Kid 2 yells from upstairs, "Mom, I HATE math!  This doesn't make any sense.  Can you help me?"

Mom: "Silent E---GIVE ME A MINUTE--silent E"---

Kid 1 taps Mom on the shoulder, "Kid 3 says her arm hurts, but I told her not to touch my book!"

Mom: "Did you hurt her arm?"

Kid 2: "What about my math Mom?"

Kid 3 is crying and wailing that her arm is broken, but Mom can see it is clearly not broken.  She tries to calm her down with hugs and kisses while scolding Kid 1 for being too rough.

Mom: "Where is Kid 5? It's almost noon! Is he still in bed?"

Mom walks back to Kindergartner,"Silent E makes the vowel say its name, but shhhhhhhhh...he is very quiet.  He doesn't say anything."

Why can't kids be like Silent E ya'll?