March 2006 Funny thing: my little boys don’t say why. Ever. They ask “how?” all the time. I don’t know where they got it, but that’s what they say. It’s clear they mean “why”, but they always say how. Or “have to?”. I’ve tried getting them to ask why, but when the conversation goes like […]


I had quite a serious conversation with TechnoBoy this week. I don’t know what’s been going on with him lately, but his temper has been flaring at surprising moments. Like….I ask him to help me pick up an item off the floor. Or….I tell him that he has to eat fruit or veggies before cereal […]

Take Cover

Apparently, 2006 was a funny year: Today I told the big boys they could learn how to make grilled cheese sandwiches. There was much excitement in the kitchen. Now, most people make grilled cheese sandwiches by spreading butter on the bread and frying in a pan. Ever since I worked in a restaurant and saw […]

How to: Start Homeschooling (Part 2)

Okay, if part 1 of this series could be given a subtitle, it would be Explore. Now in part 2, we’re going to Investigate. This article will discuss finding local legal requirements for home schooling looking at your favorite style or method more closely locating and joining local and regional support groups conventions and used […]


Another giggle from 2006: I had just stepped away from the ‘puter after reading several e-mails and I stretched and said “whoo!” kind as a whoop sort of thing. I was trying to pump up a little energy to get moving, as boys were still in jammies and finishing breakfast. I called one of the […]

Little boys make me laugh

Was looking through my old e-mails because I’ve sent out funny boy stories to pals before. Here’s one from 2005 that made me smile: Little boys have been making me laugh lately. Just now, I came in from dragging the trash to the street to find a pair of 3yos bawling so loud they couldn’t […]