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Interview Your Kids: All About Mom


Madison  Age:9

Paris        Age:12

1. What is something mom always says to you?  

    • M: “Good Morning!”
    • P:  “Please get ready for school”

2. What makes mom happy? 

    • M: “Not complaining when it’s time for school.”
    • P:  “When we do our school work without being asked.”

3. What makes mom sad?  

    • M:  “All kinds of things.”
    • P:  ” Not enough money for fancy clothes.”

4. How does your mom make you laugh?  

    • M: “Her jokes.”
    • P:  “Calling us Alice and BettySue in her Southern voice.”

5. What was you mom like as a child? 

    • M: “I wasn’t in your times – I don’t know!”
    • P:  “Annoying, ’cause she was a little sister.” 

6. How old is your mom?

    • M: “40”
    • P:  “40”

7. How tall is your mom?  

    • M: “Can I measure you?”
    • P:  “5 point 7”

8. What is her favorite thing to do?  

    • M: “Teaching.”
    • P:  “Take photos.” 

9: What does your mom do when your not around? 

    • M: “Works on the computer.”
    • P:  “I’m not there to find out – mostly cleans the house I think.”

10. If your mom becomes famous, what will it be for?

    • M: “The best teacher.”
    • P:  “Photography.”  

11. What is your mom really good at?  

    • M: “Teaching.”
    • P:  “Photography” 

12. What is your mom not very good at?  

    • M: “Swimming.”
    • P:  “Bulding things.”  

13. What does your mom do for a job?   

    • M: “Homeschools.”
    • P:  “Homeschool.”  

14. What is your mom’s favorite food?  

    • M: “Chicken – ’cause she makes it all the time.”
    • P:  “Sushi?”  

15. What makes you proud of your mom?

    • M: “She’s helpful.”
    • P:  “Being who she is.”  

16: If your mom were a cartoon character, who would she be? 

    • M: “Tweetie Bird.”
    • P:  “Pennelope Pussy-Cat.” (Pepe le Pew’s girlfriend) 

17. What do you and your mom do together? 

    • M: “Alot.”
    • P:  “Bible time.”  

18. How are you and your mom the same? 

    • M: “We’re both not game people.”
    • P”  “We’re both serious.”  

19. How are you and your mom different?  

    • M: “She’s taller than me.”
    • P:  “She has Facebook and I don’t.”  

20. How do you know your mom loves you?

    • M: “Cause of all the things she does for me.”
    • P:  “When I’m upset, she gives me a hug.”  

21. What does you mom like most about your dad?

    • M: “She loves his humour.”
    • P:  “His sense of humour.” 

22. Where is your mom’s favorite place to go? 

    • M: “Out for dinner with her friends.”
    • P:  ” A clothing shop.”  


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Infuse Learning – into well, everything!

Those who have been homeschooling for a while can probably testify the that some of the best learning happens when, well – you’re not looking! When my kids aren’t doing school they’re playing. However; their playing often involves acting out MANY elements of learning. All you have to do is keep an attentive ear out to things that are going on in the background. Milke bottlesFor instance just this very second while I was writing this post, my 11 yo dd was explaining (to her sister) an illustration from a book she was reading while munching a bowl of mini wheats. It was an illustration of a few bottles of milk that had been left out in the freezing cold. She proceeded to inform her sister that the stoppers in the milk bottles were rising because of the increased amount of gas that was being forced upwards in the bottle as the milk was freezing. Who notices these things? Let alone points them out? These are the types of things that NEVER make it into our learning reports (I’d be typing all day!), yet these events contain many proofs of learning.

Uncle Milton Star Theatre SESince we do not have cable television, my kids spend a lot of time in imaginary play (increasingly disappearing in our society, by the way) and reading and learning in many different forms. For instance my 8yo dd has a natural interest in astronomy. Though we covered the learning outcomes for this subject last year, she still likes to naturally explore this subject on her own. For Christmas she received a miniature planetarium (that came with software for the computer) and she has become pretty knowledgeable on many aspects of astronomy. She enjoys birding and geology and is continually learning about these things on her own accord outside of our regular curriculum.

Just last night in the car as I was driving four giggly 8 – 10 yo girls to Awana’s I overheard a conversation that went like this:

Family CarLittle One: “Wouldn’t it be funny if Grandpa could be catapulted into space?”

Older One: “That couldn’t happen, ‘cuz he would be couldn’t survive going through our atmosphere!”

Little One: “Ummm. I know….I’m just making up a story. But, wouldn’t it be silly if he could zoom and land on the moon?”

Older One: “That’s impossible, ’cause their isn’t enough oxygen on the moon to survive.”

Little One: “Umm, I know, but it’s my story.”

Well, you get the idea. You can see the imaginary play at work, but you can also see the logic kicking in with the older girls. As much as I smiled at at the logic at work, I sympathized with the little one (who could probably write a very funny story).

So, hang in there. If you’re ever worried if real learning is happening, just keep an attentive ear to what’s going on in the background – or the backseat. You just might be surprised!


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As Kids See It

My husband and I were driving our 8 and 10 year old daughters to the swimming pool. On the way there, a retired couple had begun to cross the street not using a cross walk. They became confused half way across the road and kept walking back and forth. Out of frustration my husband said “What are these people doing? They should be in the cross walk!” and my 10yo dd commented “It’s not their fault Dad, their brain is not as fresh”.

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Another Kid Quote

Upon hearing her sister repeat a common saying “easy as pie”, my youngest pipes up:

“What does easy as pie mean?”

Mom responds, “It means that the job is simple, or easy to do”

“Oh,” replies my youngest. “But what if you don’t like pie?”


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Kid Quotes

When driving down a country road and passing a roadside cottage business, my astonished eight year old exclaimed:

“Everlasting Dried Flowers?, who would want a bunch of dried up flowers?  Besides, flowers aren’t supposed to last forever!”

Hmmm…..interesting point.


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