Adventures of a Home-Schooling Dad

Well, due to a special request for a guest post by Alana, I decided to tell a bit of what I have been doing with the kids while Heather was in the hospital. Heather didn’t expect me to do any school this past week but the kids were eager and I figured I would give it a shot. I mean, how hard could it be?

I reviewed a bit of calculus with E10 and then let him work a a few simple problems on the board. You can see R8 is working on her report for Social Studies on how to achieve peace in the Middle East. I told her she needed to have it done by tomorrow since the U.N. has already called twice to ask for a copy of it. You would think that after so many years of war, they could wait an extra day or two. Jeesh!

While the older kids were doing that, I6 and J3 were doing some science by using our marble run to replicate the experiments they will be performing at the Large Hadron Collider in Europe. That experiment hasn’t even started running yet while our kids were able to get enough data to prove the existence of the Higgs boson before lunch. I don’t know but it seems to me that high energy physicists are just a bunch of prima donnas.

After lunch the kids begged me to finish up the read aloud we started yesterday, ‘War and Peace’ by Leo Tolstoy. You can see the kids loved every minute of it! That Leo, what a crack-up!

We finished the day with the kids doing a little housework. I think it is good for them to contribute to keeping the house clean.

Not too bad for one day I think, although I can begin to appreciate why Heather says she is tired at the end of the day. The kids were a little loud doing the housework so I could only take a light nap while they cleaned…

Anyway, we are glad she is home now and on the way to recovery. Welcome home Heather!

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  1. Oh my word, that’s the funniest thing I have seen in a long, long time. I got a good laugh from that!Uh, would you come teach here for awhile? That would be lovely. Maybe you could get the house in order too. :)Heather, I’ve been thinking about you this week. I hope all is going well and we’ll see some “normal” level of school work soon.Hugs,LynnPS – Your hubby is a gem. But then so are you.

  2. Oh my…that is tears in my eyes, peeing my pants laugh out loud FUNNY!Hilarious Dan! I hope the U.N. can cool their jets just a little so R-8 can go trick or treating tonight!Welcome Home Heather!!!!

  3. That was just too funny!! Thanks for sharing! Heather, you have a hubby with a great sense of humor, but I’m guessing you already knew that!! 🙂

  4. Oh I am just cracking up!!!!! I made my dh come and read this post so he knows what to do in the event I am incapicated! :)Thanks for the laugh Dan! You’re a great dad! Michele

  5. Hilarious! Would Dan be interested in coming down to Virginia to do some teaching? I think my boys would love a good reading of War and Peace.

  6. ROTFL!!!! I had to show my DH that post too… We both agree that it is one of the best we’ve seen!!! I am so glad that you are doing well after your surgery… Dan should post again… What a hoot!! Have a great weekend!!

  7. What a funny guy!! I love it!! But of course, Heather, you had the kids all prepared for the substitute teacher, didn’t you? I know that’s what most good teachers do.I hope you’re back to full health soon, Heather.

  8. Thanks for the wonderful laugh! I’ll have to get my hubby to read it. :)Welcome home, Heather. Praying for an easy recovery.Blessings,Shannon

  9. VERY funny! I’m sure the kids learned a LOT setting that up! – Like how to have real fun with Dad! God bless you all and I’m glad Heather is recovering!

  10. OMG! I just spit coffee on my laptop!!!! What a hilarious entry! Great job dad! you lightened my day!(i now look forward to reading what you will have to say after reading my blog today!!! 😀 )

  11. I love this article:) Well every Friday I'm hosting a blog Hop of Daddy's time with the children. It's a way of showing some words of love to our daddy. You are invited to join, pick some pictures of daddy, the button and just link the post.

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