Friday, October 31, 2008

Adventures of a Home-Schooling Dad

Well, due to a special request for a guest post by Alana, I decided to tell a bit of what I have been doing with the kids while Heather was in the hospital. Heather didn't expect me to do any school this past week but the kids were eager and I figured I would give it a shot. I mean, how hard could it be?


I reviewed a bit of calculus with E10 and then let him work a a few simple problems on the board. You can see R8 is working on her report for Social Studies on how to achieve peace in the Middle East. I told her she needed to have it done by tomorrow since the U.N. has already called twice to ask for a copy of it. You would think that after so many years of war, they could wait an extra day or two. Jeesh!


While the older kids were doing that, I6 and J3 were doing some science by using our marble run to replicate the experiments they will be performing at the Large Hadron Collider in Europe. That experiment hasn't even started running yet while our kids were able to get enough data to prove the existence of the Higgs boson before lunch. I don't know but it seems to me that high energy physicists are just a bunch of prima donnas.


After lunch the kids begged me to finish up the read aloud we started yesterday, 'War and Peace' by Leo Tolstoy. You can see the kids loved every minute of it! That Leo, what a crack-up!


We finished the day with the kids doing a little housework. I think it is good for them to contribute to keeping the house clean.

Not too bad for one day I think, although I can begin to appreciate why Heather says she is tired at the end of the day. The kids were a little loud doing the housework so I could only take a light nap while they cleaned...

Anyway, we are glad she is home now and on the way to recovery. Welcome home Heather!

25 comments:

Lynn said...

Oh my word, that's the funniest thing I have seen in a long, long time. I got a good laugh from that!

Uh, would you come teach here for awhile? That would be lovely. Maybe you could get the house in order too. :)

Heather, I've been thinking about you this week. I hope all is going well and we'll see some "normal" level of school work soon.

Hugs,
Lynn

PS - Your hubby is a gem. But then so are you.

Jen said...

I nominate this for post of the year! : )

the reynolds said...

This is too funny! Heather I think your hubby is a keeper! lol!!!

Hope you are feeling better soon. Glad you are home!

Alana - The Mommy said...

Oh my...that is tears in my eyes, peeing my pants laugh out loud FUNNY!

Hilarious Dan! I hope the U.N. can cool their jets just a little so R-8 can go trick or treating tonight!

Welcome Home Heather!!!!

carriejoy said...

BWAHAHAHAHAAAAA

That is HILARIOUS! I say Dan can guest post any time!

Mariah said...

You guys are a riot! I'm sending the link to my husband so he can see how it's done :)

Mariah m

Heather said...

Too funny Heather! Love your hubby's sense of humor!!! Hope you are recovering well! ;)

Anonymous said...

'Always knew that my grandkids were brilliant, but now I have proof! Or, is it Spoof?

Welcome home, Heather!
love, Grandma

Melinda said...

That's awesome, Heather! I needed a good laugh...what a treasure your dh is!

Peggy said...

That is absolutely hilarious! I seriously laughed out loud!

Anonymous said...

Too Funny!!! I can't stop laughing :-)

Heather - glad you are home and your hubby is a keeper :-)

Sue S (RI)

Julie Y said...

I think you could rent that man out and make a fortune!

makemydayscount said...

This was so funny. I sent it on to my homeschool hubby, and he thought it was great.

Praying for healing for you Heather!

Hugs,
JennyO

Candace C said...

That was just too funny!! Thanks for sharing! Heather, you have a hubby with a great sense of humor, but I'm guessing you already knew that!! :)

Ronette said...

H~Y~S~T~E~R~I~C~A~L~!!! Thank for a great, light moment, Superdad!!

Heather, you have a keeper there! :-)

Kendra AU said...

My husband and MIl are still laughing!

Anonymous said...

I love it!!

Very, very funny!!!

Ivy

Michele said...

Oh I am just cracking up!!!!! I made my dh come and read this post so he knows what to do in the event I am incapicated! :)
Thanks for the laugh Dan! You're a great dad!
Michele

Alice said...

Hilarious!

Would Dan be interested in coming down to Virginia to do some teaching? I think my boys would love a good reading of War and Peace.

Lisa said...

ROTFL!!!!
I had to show my DH that post too... We both agree that it is one of the best we've seen!!!
I am so glad that you are doing well after your surgery... Dan should post again... What a hoot!!
Have a great weekend!!

Deanna said...

What a funny guy!! I love it!! But of course, Heather, you had the kids all prepared for the substitute teacher, didn't you? I know that's what most good teachers do.
I hope you're back to full health soon, Heather.

Shannon said...

Thanks for the wonderful laugh! I'll have to get my hubby to read it. :)
Welcome home, Heather.
Praying for an easy recovery.
Blessings,
Shannon

Gail said...

VERY funny! I'm sure the kids learned a LOT setting that up! - Like how to have real fun with Dad! God bless you all and I'm glad Heather is recovering!

Scrappymom and Family! said...

OMG! I just spit coffee on my laptop!!!! What a hilarious entry! Great job dad! you lightened my day!

(i now look forward to reading what you will have to say after reading my blog today!!! :D )

Patricia said...

I love this article:) Well every Friday I'm hosting a blog Hop of Daddy's time with the children. It's a way of showing some words of love to our daddy. You are invited to join, pick some pictures of daddy, the button and just link the post.