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You know, saying "ignore this thread" to this group is like saying "don't push the big red button!" 

Homeschoolers.     They always think the rules don't apply to them.

Coming out of my long time lurking because I couldn't ignore this thread..  :leaving:

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4 minutes ago, whitehawk said:

Renai, is Dancer baking a surprise for the ITT aunties?

 

It's a baking booyah. 🍰

Due in August.

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32 minutes ago, Junie said:

Congratulations, Renai!

I *thought* that's what you were trying to say, but Slache was confusing me.  🙂

I would never do that.

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55 minutes ago, Another Lynn said:

Coffee's on.  It's Thursday.  I think.

Is it?  Where did the week go?  Argh!  I can’t believe it is almost June.  Seriously, as far as my job is concerned, I feel so far behind, even though I have been working 45-60 hrs/wk through all of this c19 crud.  No fair.

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Good morning. Oldest woke up cranky so school is going LOVELY (ahem, slow). I'm trying to be extra patient because I might be a bit tired and cranky myself. Youngest woke in the middle of the night and DH decided to go get him and bring him to our bed for the rest of the night. I got crawled on, pushed, and kicked a lot by Youngest. Mostly in his sleep. The crawled on part was him trying to wake me.

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Good Morning!!!!

COFFEE!!!!~D

Day!!! 
Actually, I have been able to figure out what day it’s been, except for this week. I spent all day yesterday thinking it was Tuesday. Craziness.  School and work today. I think it is our last day of excessive heat. I drank a half gallon of iced tea yesterday. Literally. Sipped on it all afternoon. I hate summer. I think I am going to buy real estate in Patagonia.

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Goodness! I come on and there are babies everywhere! Congratulations to all moms and expecting moms!  (Also, I really hope this isn't catching, because all I want to give birth to are books.) But in the spirit of that feeling, my sequel and I are through the first trimester, I think. I should hit 50K this weekend. I'm hoping for a 150K on this draft, so two more months to go!

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Good morning!

I turned my alarm off at 6 and then woke up at 7:30!  Yikes.  I had unnerving dreams in the mean time and now I'm in a mood.

We have been done with school for the most part since the end of March.  I set up our school year like that with the idea that I would be in England for 2 weeks in April and then the Grand Canyon trip.  The kids had a couple lessons here and there to finish up, but it's been two months of mostly nothing to do.  And now a summer with nothing to do.  I suppose we could start doing next year's lessons.  Probably could come up with cleaning and organizing projects.  No shortage of those around here!

I can't find a mandolin teacher who will give lessons in person this summer, so I may give online lessons a try.  I hate zoom.

Coffee!

 

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10 minutes ago, Critterfixer said:

Goodness! I come on and there are babies everywhere! Congratulations to all moms and expecting moms!  (Also, I really hope this isn't catching, because all I want to give birth to are books.) But in the spirit of that feeling, my sequel and I are through the first trimester, I think. I should hit 50K this weekend. I'm hoping for a 150K on this draft, so two more months to go!

Me too!

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I'm trying to find a suitable, more masculine alternative to All-of-a-Kind Family. Something set in 1910s America. It's the only book left on our list that Oldest really would prefer not to read. I would have him read Rascal but he's already read it. Over and over and over again. It's one of his favorites. He's not totally opposed to estrogen. I think it's just the amount of estrogen. He's actually looking forward to Caddie Woodlawn and Naya Nuki.

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1 minute ago, Servant4Christ said:

I'm trying to find a suitable, more masculine alternative to All-of-a-Kind Family. Something set in 1910s America. It's the only book left on our list that Oldest really would prefer not to read. I would have him read Rascal but he's already read it. Over and over and over again. It's one of his favorites. He's not totally opposed to estrogen. I think it's just the amount of estrogen. He's actually looking forward to Caddie Woodlawn and Naya Nuki.

Oops! Sorry, I thought I was posting this on my American lit thread.

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17 minutes ago, Servant4Christ said:

I'm trying to find a suitable, more masculine alternative to All-of-a-Kind Family. Something set in 1910s America. It's the only book left on our list that Oldest really would prefer not to read. I would have him read Rascal but he's already read it. Over and over and over again. It's one of his favorites. He's not totally opposed to estrogen. I think it's just the amount of estrogen. He's actually looking forward to Caddie Woodlawn and Naya Nuki.

Little Britches?  Have we suggested that one already?  The Magnificent Ambersons?  I don't know that this one is for kids.

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Morning.  I'm tired today after yesterday's drama.   Dh and I talked about getting the kids on a more normal schedule but I figured I'd give them last night and today, then start waking them up earlier tomorrow.  

Meeting dd for workout today.   Cleaning house a little bit.  That's it.

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52 minutes ago, Susan in TN said:

Little Britches?  Have we suggested that one already?  The Magnificent Ambersons?  I don't know that this one is for kids.

Yes! I remember that one! Didn't realize that fit the same time period. It's all becoming a blur. I'll go relook. I remember liking what I read about that one. Thanks

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14 hours ago, Junie said:

Congratulations, Renai!

I *thought* that's what you were trying to say, but Slache was confusing me.  🙂

 

 That's Slash's job, remember? To confuse...

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30 minutes ago, Servant4Christ said:

Yes! I remember that one! Didn't realize that fit the same time period. It's all becoming a blur. I'll go relook. I remember liking what I read about that one. Thanks

Little Britches is 1906 and I'm looking for something in 1910-1920. I do like this one, though and may get it at some point as a family read aloud. Or I could sub it for The Wright Brothers since they are covered in one of the other middle grade Notgrass courses. Hmmm

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4 minutes ago, Servant4Christ said:

How old is she? I've lost track of all the ITT kiddo's ages.

20. She turns 21 the end of September.

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18 minutes ago, Renai said:

I'm too young to be a grandmother.

Just pick out a cute chic name. ❤️

8 minutes ago, Renai said:

She's too young to be a mother.

She’ll learn. ❤️  She’s had a great teacher. 

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1 minute ago, Another Lynn said:

Just pick out a cute chic name. ❤️

She’ll learn. ❤️  She’s had a great teacher. 

Ugh. The name. I'm still trying to figure this one out. Dancer is just being goofy and coming up with weird crazy stuff!

Thanks! I'm a great teacher, just not a great mom.

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1 hour ago, Servant4Christ said:

I'm trying to find a suitable, more masculine alternative to All-of-a-Kind Family. Something set in 1910s America. It's the only book left on our list that Oldest really would prefer not to read. I would have him read Rascal but he's already read it. Over and over and over again. It's one of his favorites. He's not totally opposed to estrogen. I think it's just the amount of estrogen. He's actually looking forward to Caddie Woodlawn and Naya Nuki.

Sending you a pm with pics.  

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19 minutes ago, Renai said:

20. She turns 21 the end of September.

Oh, that's not way too young.

One of my aunts had a daughter at 17 and then my cousin also had a daughter at 17.  My aunt became a grandmother when she was 34!

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24 minutes ago, Renai said:

Ugh. The name. I'm still trying to figure this one out. Dancer is just being goofy and coming up with weird crazy stuff!

Thanks! I'm a great teacher, just not a great mom.

That's not true!  You're both!  

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On 5/28/2020 at 9:53 AM, Junie said:

Oh, that's not way too young.

One of my aunts had a daughter at 17 and then my cousin also had a daughter at 17.  My aunt became a grandmother when she was 34!

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49 minutes ago, Junie said:

Oh, that's not way too young.

One of my aunts had a daughter at 17 and then my cousin also had a daughter at 17.  My aunt became a grandmother when she was 34!

I became a mother at 17.  Grandmother at 36.   But I was ready.  I had been "mothering" other people's babies and kids since I was 10.  And we had already been married for well over a year and were living totally across the country from family and knew we were on our own.

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1 hour ago, Renai said:

20. She turns 21 the end of September.

Ah! Slightly younger than True Oldest would be now. A lot of his classmates are starting families now and though I'm happy for them, it makes me sad sometimes to see them getting older and hitting new stages in life. Makes me feel older even if I am still making babies.  

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1 minute ago, myblessings4 said:

I became a mother at 17.  Grandmother at 36.  

I hadn't met DH yet at 17. I was still in highschool. I wish I would've met him sooner. I absolutely would've gotten married and started a family sooner. I had way more energy back then, but a lot less maturity so I just figure it was all in God's plan.

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42 minutes ago, Another Lynn said:

That's not true!  You're both!  

She's right.  I've been with you and your kids in person.  You're wonderful and I love your kids!  Plus if you weren't a great mom, my ds wouldn't have claimed you as his second mom.

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2 minutes ago, Servant4Christ said:

I hadn't met DH yet at 17. I was still in highschool. I wish I would've met him sooner. I absolutely would've gotten married and started a family sooner. I had way more energy back then, but a lot less maturity so I just figure it was all in God's plan.

I had known who dh was for longer than I can remember, but met him in person when I was twelve (he was fifteen).  I didn't like him at all.  

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29 minutes ago, myblessings4 said:

I had known who dh was for longer than I can remember, but met him in person when I was twelve (he was fifteen).  I didn't like him at all.  

Up until the didn't like him at all part, I was picturing a Laura Ingalls/ Almanzo Wilder courtship, although I think there was a bigger age difference there.

🤣 This guy is an accident that my phone will not let me erase. Brought to you courtesy of Youngest desperately trying to get my phone.

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3 hours ago, Servant4Christ said:

I'm trying to find a suitable, more masculine alternative to All-of-a-Kind Family. Something set in 1910s America. It's the only book left on our list that Oldest really would prefer not to read. I would have him read Rascal but he's already read it. Over and over and over again. It's one of his favorites. He's not totally opposed to estrogen. I think it's just the amount of estrogen. He's actually looking forward to Caddie Woodlawn and Naya Nuki.

Where in the school year does it fit in?  How old is your oldest?  Strong reader?  I ask, because maybe you don't put anything in that timeslot in case the student takes longer to read other stuff than planned and needs to catch up, or is burnt out from too much reading and needs a break?  Sometimes we can *gasp* overschedule.  I mean, I schedule a lot.  But in the past 8 years of homeschooling I have learned to just let some things go.  Change the plan.  Realize that that one book isn't going to make or break my child's education. (And oops, I may be doing it more than should be done this year! LOL)

Just a thought. YMMV

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2 hours ago, Renai said:

I'm too young to be a grandmother.

I was wondering how you were feeling about the situation.  I'm glad you are focusing on your age and not hers, though. ♥ Just think, you will have the energy and body to be the "fun" grandma.  You won't be remembered just by your old people smells and walking cane. It'll be your great-grandchildren who remember you that way!  FWIW, I had two great-grandmothers who were alive until I was in my 20s.  They were both great and spunky.  I think being young grandmothers made them spunky great-grandmothers.  So you model your future on that.  You're on your way to spunky greatness!

ETA: Oh, I see now you think she is too young.  Put that out of your head.  For most, a baby is the impetus to grow up, and they do so in grand fashion.  She'll be fine.  She has you!

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2 minutes ago, ikslo said:

Where in the school year does it fit in?  How old is your oldest?  Strong reader?  I ask, because maybe you don't put anything in that timeslot in case the student takes longer to read other stuff than planned and needs to catch up, or is burnt out from too much reading and needs a break?  Sometimes we can *gasp* overschedule.  I mean, I schedule a lot.  But in the past 8 years of homeschooling I have learned to just let some things go.  Change the plan.  Realize that that one book isn't going to make or break my child's education. (And oops, I may be doing it more than should be done this year! LOL)

Just a thought. YMMV

Oldest is 9 but will be using this at ages 10/11 for 4th/5th grade. Strong reader and great comprehension, but sensitive. We're doing Notgrass AtB (at his request) and spreading it over 2 years so a new book for reading that corresponds somewhat to each time period every 2 weeks. Timewise, this book will be read in the first or second quarter of 5th grade.

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1 minute ago, Servant4Christ said:

Oldest is 9 but will be using this at ages 10/11 for 4th/5th grade. Strong reader and great comprehension, but sensitive. We're doing Notgrass AtB (at his request) and spreading it over 2 years so a new book for reading that corresponds somewhat to each time period every 2 weeks. Timewise, this book will be read in the first or second quarter of 5th grade.

Ah.  Strong reader and early in the year should be fine.  Doesn't sound like oldest has hit that Middle School muddle phase yet.  The one where it takes 4X as long to do anything and there is no desire for anything but sleep.  We're in that phase.  It sucks.  I'm promoting positive thinking in myself and am convinced next year will be better.  I won't need to say  "focus" 20X an hour.  We'll stick to the plan and get things done like in elementary.  We won't be schooling all summer just to finish last year.  It's going to be awesome.

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Fwiw, there have been times that I couldn't find a suitable literature book for a particular historical period or event, so I just gave them a book that I thought was worthwhile literature that I wanted them to read but might not have time to fit in otherwise.

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