Monsters, Mars and Math

Here are the latest home school highlights: We tore through the abridged “The Time Machine” by H.G. Wells. The boys were insatiable, if not a little scared, but it helped when we reminded them that everything worked out because “he” was retelling adventures he survived, instead of enduring them in “real time.” Isaac insisted we…

Truth Fairy

Ian, if you are older, or have invented time travel, and are reading this, the tooth truth of the following story may sting a bit, but hopefully not too much. Last Saturday morning, we were at the breakfast table eating waffles, when Ian started spitting and sputtering and expelled something from his mouth. “My toof…

Isaac

This morning, I threw myself a full-blown pity party. I may be of the species that bleeds for a week and doesn’t die, but it doesn’t feel very heroic sometimes. Tack on the letdown of my handsome guy returning to work after a long Christmas vacation, and I think we’re all sitting home not feeling…

The Giving Three

On the way home from church today, we needed to stop for gas. Across from the pumps, a man was leaning against the back bumper of his run-down pick-up, which was full of chopped wood. He held a sign saying he was out of work and needed help. Brian pulled the car up to a…