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Monday, January 5, 2009

Task Master Mother

Yep, Christmas vacation is still going here in ol Northern California...this starts the 3rd week that my children have been home....
it has rained, been freezing (no sorry to my dear friends in Norway and other parts of the country where they live in a walk in freezer), just a bit of a chilly wind that causes this sun deprived woman to shiver like a wet chihuahua. The kids have been inside ALOT....are you catching the gist of what is happening? They are on each others nerves which in turn causes me to want to throttle them.
So I bring out the big guns, math problems to the groans and disgust of all! They did multiplication drills, averages and long division! Oh the horror. I had my oldest disecting an eyeball on paper, quizzing him relentlessly on lens, cornea and other liquids in your eyeball...gross stuff there! My twins brains are full of 4 tmes and 3 times and I even made them do their 5 times tables.
I am expecting to be investigated shortly by some protection agency because I didn't allow them to let their young skulls become mushy and full of nothing!
Then to add insult to injury, ha ha I took pictures of my torture...gosh I love being the adult in the situation! mwha ha ha...
footnote:
for you who are looking to see some of these intriguing and somewhat stimulating pictures evolve into a layout, pop over to my other blog....Anne of Alamo! See pic #1 in all it's glory!

14 comments:

Teacher Spice said...

What a mean, mean mom! ;) As a teacher, I love it! :D Great photo!

CrayonQueen said...

Wow, you mean I'm not the only one who's kids have a 3 week winter break? Awesome!! I live to the south of you in the Los Angeles area of Cali, and it's been darn cold here too! Perhaps not as cold as for you up north, or in Alaska, or...or..somewhere else, but it's been waay colder than what I'm used too! LOL...My kids have been couped up inside a lot this break also....fortunately for me, when they start to get too ansty...I hand them a duster, a mop, or a broom, and they'll work off their energy that way! Will have to remember the workbooks...I know I have some around here somewhere...... :)

Mirthful said...

Ha, ha. That's so funny.

bentonflocke said...

Hello Anne! Nice to meet you and thanks for your wonderful comment on my blog ...

....your photos and journalings are great and I´ll follow your blog this 365 days!

Hope we´ll stay in contact

Carolyn said...

Oh isn't it wonderful to have the advantage for once. Great photo!

Katie said...

Great photo! I love it!

It is wonderful being the adult, isn't it?

charlie said...

pmsl..hey we still have another 3 weeks of school Holidays here in oz :0

MichelesDigiDesign said...

Not only are you a great mother for spending such great time with your kids....but what a great photo! (Isn't that what it's all about? LOL)

Gail said...

LOL! Great photo! Isn't it wonderful to "crack that whip" occasionally?

goodtexan said...

Just between the two of us: it IS great to be a mum, huh?

JanMary said...

Great photo - LOL

.meg said...

What a great shot and absolutely fantastic story behind it.

PlumsProject365 said...

You go Mom!! Mushy brains are over-rated LOL

Chreamps said...

I had to reread "disecting an eyeball on paper" - okay, on paper. I was wondering where did she get an eyeball (LOL)! OT kinda, my son's 1st grade teacher used to bring in pig parts for the kids to look at (can't remember if she brought in an eye or not) but the kids loved it.

Your such a good Mom (I'm sure they don't think that at times - but they'll appreciate it one day).

Love your humor, Anne!