Lately I’ve ended each day asking my children a couple of philosophy type questions like “how do you know you are awake” and “what is the purpose of life”. Their faces are precious as I ask what they see as “very strange questions”, but each night it gets a bit easier for them to think outside the box, or string together things they know and believe, and come up with a response that at times really makes me marvel at how much they are listening and soaking up they are exposed to. Last night I asked them what was the best activity we’ve done this week and the response was “putting the parcel together for the person who is homeless that we are going to visit”. Who knew some soap, a toothbrush and toothpaste, a coffee gift card and homemade muffins for someone who is homeless could out-shine tobogganing, visits to the library, a new game from a friend, a friend coming over to play, reading and playing. These are children the world may see as delayed, but really in my opinion are far advanced of the rest of us. And tonight we deliver!
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Money Spent On Groceries in 2013
Books Read in 2013
3. Flowers For Algernon
4. Animal Farm
6. The Secret Daughter
1.The Two Nazanins
2.Confessions Of A Bad Beekeeper
3.The Encouraging Parent
5.Why Be Happy When You Can Be Normal?
6.Raising A Right Brained Child In A Left Brained World
7.How To Make Your Child A Reader For Life
8.The Bookseller of Kabul
9.The Sane Woman's Guide To Raising A Large Family
Daughter Grade 3 (Chapter Books)
Stanley's Christmas Adventure
George's Marvelous Medicine
Sarah Plain and Tall
Ramona Books x 5
Road To Avonlea Chapter Books x 3
Junie B Jones Chapter Books x 6
James and The Giant Peach
Reader Level 4 Books x 9
Son Grade 1 (Picture Books)
January: 62 books
February: 73 books
March: 95 books
April: 89 books