Canning Tomatoes, while being Lost in Paris most of the Day

Saturday Night we watched a movie with the boys called Flyboys, about American pilots flying for the French in WWI. It mostly focused on the flying, but there were moments that showed the devastation of war, the displaced families, the star-crossed lovers and the heartbreak of it. The boys missed most of that, but it clung to me as I was picking tomatoes on Sunday … Continue reading Canning Tomatoes, while being Lost in Paris most of the Day

“Mommy, Can I Dance in a Dumpster?”

It has been a long week. One thing I love about when the days start getting shorter, and the kids aren’t running around outside until almost nine o’clock at night, is that we can start doing Friday Night movie nights again. It doesn’t seem right to close the blinds to make the room dark enough for a movie. So, summertime, we just play. But I love … Continue reading “Mommy, Can I Dance in a Dumpster?”

I have boys. I will get used to bugs. I just will.

What was I thinking – teaching my kids about Bugs? Seriously, did I contemplate the repercussions of this wise move for even a moment? As we got started on the Classification of Animals section of What Your Third Grader Needs to Know, the part my kids got all wound up about was learning to tell bugs apart from each other. I had heard there was a Bug … Continue reading I have boys. I will get used to bugs. I just will.

With Great Success and Aplomb

Bean being outfitted as a Knight for Jousting We are starting early at raising our boys to be Renaissance Men! A renaissance man or polymath is a person who is skilled in multiple fields or multiple disciplines, and who has a broad base of knowledge. The term renaissance man is largely based on the various artists and scholars of the European Renaissance, (starting in about … Continue reading With Great Success and Aplomb