Thursday, August 4, 2011

What about the toddler?

I have (as have legions of other homeschooling mommies) been asked, "What do you do with your toddler while you are homeschooling your other children?" I could give some lofty, intellectual answer that shows exactly how wonderful a mother-teacher-multitasker I am. I could say, I bounce him on my knee as we are studying Victorian Britain or he watches patiently as the kids are doing Spanish. Reality is this - during our first day of homeschool, Chaucer (19 months old):

Played in the dog's water
Put the dog's food in the dog's water
Colored on Casey's worksheets
Scribbled on a white bookshelf
Knocked a picture off the wall
Used Fisher Pri€e Little People to destroy the living room


1 comment:

mike coleman said...

I was so impressed by the song you sang with your children at Lilly's recital last month! You sounded great, and the children did beautifully, too. I know you worked hard on it and it showed--you made it look easy. Keep on singing!
Mike Coleman