Barring unforeseen circumstances, we’re scheduled to close on our new house this Friday. In the last 12 years, I’d forgotten what a pain in the you-know-what it is to buy a house and we’re not planning on doing this ever again. We told all the kids this is our LAST house. We plan to live out our days and die there. Of course, since the house is very close to Florida’s gulf coast, Mother Nature may curtail those plans during any hurricane season of her choice. Thank goodness we have the RV to use for evacuations…along with good homeowner’s and flood insurance.
This week’s Masonism:
As most of you know, we homeschool Max (age 10) and Mason (5 1/2). Mason has quite a knack for reading. We started off with letters, and then sounds, and then, at the suggestion of a WritersWeekly reader, we bought the book Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons.
I can’t recommend that book highly enough. Mason is reading at a much higher grade level than Kindergarten and, each day, he astounds us with a new accomplishment, whether we’re watching TV (he reads the words appearing in ads) or driving down the road (he constantly reads billboards – you can imagine how, um, entertaining it can be when we pass, errr, adult establishments). Seemingly overnight, he went from sounding out words to reading entire paragraphs.
Last night, I was reading a novel on my Nook in bed and Mason came over and snuggled up next to me. After a few seconds, he started reading my book out loud to ME!
The other day, at the store, Mason noticed National Geographic had the Titanic on the front. He’s a Titanic Fanatic so, of course, we bought it for him. On the way home, in his car seat in the back of the truck, he started reading the magazine and, a few moments later, said, “Do you know where they made the Titanic?”
Richard and I glanced at each other. I couldn’t remember what country it was made in. Richard couldn’t either. I turned back to look at Mason and said, “I’m sorry but we don’t. We’ll look it up when we get home, okay?”
He rolled his eyes at me, and said, “Mom! They made it in the water!”
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