Being the Parent of a 10 Year Old

Reading Bill O’Reilly We are now the parents of a ten year old. Double digits. Each passing year slips by faster and faster (you know?) and now we are left with the realization that our son is now more than half way through his youth. He asked us yesterday what being an adult was like. Some days he wants to be a grown-up so bad, so he can be just like daddy, and there are days that talking to him IS just like talking to a grown-up. Of course, I tell him to stop growing up so fast. We both…

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Marriage…according to a 6 year old

While learning about Jacob’s experience with Leah and Rachel, I had to explain to my son that back in ancient times a man and a woman did not date, “fall in love” and then get married. When a son was of age to get married, his father would find a suitable wife and work out an arrangment with her father. My son thought this was quite weird, although I personally disagree. This world would be a much better place if more marriages were arranged, more men were deathly afraid of dishonoring their fathers and fathers-in-law, and “being in love” was…

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“Mommy, how do you spell sacrifice?”

The other day we were doing a page in our Learn to Read with Classic Stories book, which I can’t recommend more highly. This is not an instructional book, nor a phonics program, but more a book of classic stories and fairy tales to give a child experience with reading. Each story has workbook pages that enhance creative writing, critical thinking and comprehension skills. He read the story “Belling the Cat” and went on to do the following workbook page in which he was asked to draw a picture of of how he would “bell the cat.” He drew a…

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Beeootifl

Isn’t this the sweetest little “I love you” note ever! Momy I think you are beeootifl. I love you. I love the way he spelled beautiful. And the fact that he remembered to put periods at the end of the sentences. His little hearts are so cute. *Disclosure: this post may contain affiliate links.

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Spanking

There has been some angry hoopla going on lately over the Homeschool Blog Awards. While visiting the blogs of those who are responsible for the discord, I noticed that an awful lot of them have a button in their sidebar announcing a boycott of a particular Christian author. I couldn’t believe that I, as a God-loving Christian, could have anything in common with these angry and childish atheists. Yes, angry childish atheists. I’m not about to link to them, but they make it very clear on their blogs that they are indeed atheists. They are not the point of this…

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Parenting with patience

Yesterday the 3 of us went shopping. As we were leaving a woman and her small daughter, who looked to be about 2 years old, rushed out behind us. The little girl was so small and so delicate and you could tell she was having a very difficult time keeping up with her hurried mother. My heart ached as I heard the woman say things to her baby girl that I cannot even repeat here on my blog. This mother was rushed and aggravated and took her frustrations out on this innocent girl for being too “slow.” I could still…

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