JEM started reading at 4 and a half and was much easier to teach than MJ because she just listened to everything I told her. MJ has to do everything her way and loves to argue. I tried starting the reading process at 3 then 4 and now she is 4 1/2 and is showing more interest. I know that at 3 and even early 4 might be too young, but wanted to introduce it just in case, like I did with JEM. And this is after I know they have the basics, like knowing all the letters, vowels, and enjoy being read to.
I read an article by Vigilant Citizen titled “Dumbing-Down Society Part 3: How to Reverse its Effects” that changed our lives. After reading this article I was very upset and on a mission. I did not want my family poisoned any longer. I started looking through our cupboards and reading the labels on everything.
My hubbies grandmother was here to visit last weekend. I love her. She is so great with the kids. When she would visit us in Texas she always had these great crafts to do with them. When we would go the zoo or museums she would always tell me the names to every flower. [Read more…]
Father’s Day was a lazy day for my hubby. He was out late at a friends working on his music on Saturday and didn’t get in til the wee hours of the morning. Since it was his day I let him sleep in and have a man day of doing nothing. He slept til 3pm, laid around on the couch and then he did the craziest thing on his day. He went to the grocery store with us voluntarily. I didn’t ask, have to pout, beg, nothing, he just said I’ll go with you guys.
We went to get dinner and a few other things. Picked up some movies and that was our Father’s Day, simple and relaxing.