Monthly Archives: September 2007

Late Night Inspiration and Early Morning Field Trip

Last night, while looking at Stephanie’s blog about her kids, the boys were looking over my shoulder and became transfixed by the magic they saw in the photographs. They wanted to see more and then..some more…and then more until finally they became inspired to conjure some magic of their own. First, they built a fort […]

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Stephanie - September 21, 2007 - 12:12 am

I can much relate to this one, friend.
If I ever get a moment free, I really need to post on hf, as it is, I can barely keep up with the children, and it is sadly outdated – for me!

whimsigal - September 21, 2007 - 12:45 am

Ryan spent a long time today looking at Ordinary Life Magic on his computer. He really enjoys looking at the pics. I think he feels a connection to Trev since they both live in underwear.

I keep going to H&F waiting for your next post. I do love them so!!

Rinnyboo - September 21, 2007 - 12:49 am

Wow! What a day you had! You are an unschooling pro.

Stephanie - September 21, 2007 - 1:40 am

You just want juicy confessions!..

Now you know how I pine when you leave me THREE DAYS without notes about what’s going on in Your World!

whimsigal - September 21, 2007 - 2:34 am

Steph, you know me too well….

whimsigal - September 21, 2007 - 2:35 am

thanks, marin!

Stephanie - September 21, 2007 - 2:59 am

Two things –
Please tell us about your second Claim to Fame,
and two –
I took Trev on a tour de Boys, and he was fascinated!
He was so pleased with the cars, ChuckECheese, and The Den!
He wnts to know about the Gorilla show….

whimsigal - September 21, 2007 - 3:15 am

You mean the radio interview? A lady contacted me a couple of days ago and asked if she could interview me for her radio show. We recorded it today and I hope I didn’t sound like a moron. I completely blanked out about what I was saying! She said it will be on her website next week but I’m not going to listen to it, I’ll be too embarrassed.

Oh, I’m so glad Trev liked the boys’ stuff! They’ll be so excited! Good Night Gorilla is a DVD that the boys watch, filled with animated bedtime stories. It’s not an Animal Planet-type thing. It very soft and quiet and can help the boys get ready for bed after a hectic day. Good Night Gorilla is actually a book and it’s the first story they tell on the DVD.

A Rich and Interesting Life

After reading an email from one of the unschooling groups the other day, I realized that I’m still not doing this thing exactly right. I was putting too much importance on letting the kids choose our activities and wasn’t doing enough to offer intersting things on my own. The email said to unschool successfully you […]

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Rinnyboo - September 19, 2007 - 11:46 pm

Hey, you could come out this way for a new adventure! We have the capitol building and a few museums.

whimsigal - September 19, 2007 - 11:49 pm

There’s tons of stuff your way that I’d like to see and as soon as this puppy isn’t peeing everytime I leave you’d better believe we’re coming over there!

Stephanie - September 20, 2007 - 12:51 am

Just wanted to say…
Don’t beat yourself up about this, and think in terms of “wrong”!
Remember that your children have been happy, learning, and thriving for the last while – regardless of where you’ve gone and what sort of strewing you’ve done!
It is wonderful that the boys are interested in history – they probably didn’t know that,and neither did you, but they might not have been a month ago.
There are loads of uschoolers who live out in the boonies, on farms in the middle of nowhere, and they do this thing, too, and are successful and happy.
LIfe goes in cycles and stages, friend, and has lots of “down time”, and you are doing a wonderful job, and supplying them with lots of room for growth and expansion.

Stephanie - September 20, 2007 - 12:53 am

ps – why are ALL monuments to men phallic symbols?????

whimsigal - September 20, 2007 - 1:16 am

Man, I had a great response for you Steph and I lost it. So irritating!! Grrrr!

What I wanted to say is I know you’re right, that I shouldn’t be too hard on myself. I was just afraid that I had settled into a rut and wasn’t giving them new things to think about. This is all still so new to me that I worry how to “do it” too much.

AS far as the monument goes, after I read the inscription that actually had the word erect on it. I thought I was going to totally lose it. Why do they do that?? It’s beyond me. However the eternal 12 year old in me sure did enjoy it! LOL

Misti - September 20, 2007 - 12:30 pm

Poor Ryan.

My TJ used to get really freaked about things — including weather — too.

In my experience (TJ is now 27 and fearless) this too shall pass. Give him a big hug, assure you that you take take of him and look about for his safety and he’ll be OK. ;)

(You have gorgeous boys, BTW)

whimsigal - September 20, 2007 - 12:56 pm

Hey Misti! Thanks for your compliment of my boys!

I hope his fears pass soon, maybe I shouldn’t even put a time on it in my head , I don’t know. Last night he started getting scared about the doors being locked and bad guys getting in. I think this is one of those situations where I don’t want him to be like me. I’m afraid of my own shadow half the time and wouldn’t wish that on anyone. Also, my mom is agoraphobic and I’d hate it if that got passed down to him as well.

I guess I just need to relax about it though because surely my stress about it will only make things worse.

Thanks again!


Let me tell you how God made women

Just a few moments ago, while standing in the kitchen with my precious 5 year old, he said, “Momma, you know how God made women?” “How?” I responded. “Well, God stood behind them and pushed on their backs a little bit and poof! They had boobs and they were women.” He was so proud of […]

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Rinnyboo - September 19, 2007 - 5:17 pm

Ha ha ha…laughing my ass off here too. That is so cool that he thought of it.

soapchix - September 19, 2007 - 6:24 pm

*snort* Ha!

Stephanie - September 20, 2007 - 12:55 am

methinks if that is so, it was cause God knew that we’d need to be a step ahead of our brothers, and he was pushing us to get us going!

Sheri - September 20, 2007 - 11:26 am

I love it! Ha!!! :)