My 2 year old worked very hard this week on Conservation of Liquid Quantity. Yes, that's what he called it. He's been studying Piaget.

The containers have to be small for his little hands, I figured they might as well be pretty.

My 13 year old did a lot of reading aloud to the 10 and 8 year olds from one of her favorite history books- Joan of Arc, by Diane Stanely. If you have not discovered Diane Stanely's history books you need to check your library. They are well written and beautifully illustrated.

My 15 year old was challenged by her piano teacher to really concentrate this week for an upcoming jury. It's always a challenge for her to find time to practice when the house is quiet so that she can really hear. Actually, that is more a challenge for me; I have to better facilitate that. Bad mom.

I took too long getting dressed one morning. A tent city went up.

My 15 year old read an essay titled, Of Adversity, by Francis Bacon and wrote this in her quote book:
"The virtue of prosperity is temperance; the virtue of adversity is fortitude..... Certainly virtue is like precious odors, most fragrant when they are incensed or crushed: for prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue."


  1. Wow! That's one smart 2 year old. I didn't know who Piaget was until college. :)

  2. Wow what a great week. I now feel like an official slacker :)

    BTW your link at Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers wasn't working for me. I had to google to find you.

  3. Hi there! Just dropping in to say hi from 365 Days of TV-Free Toddler Time. I LOVE your header! I home schooled for 13 years, so yes, I can relate!

  4. It does amaze me what kiddos do to entertain themselves when we're not around...