Monday, February 11, 2008

A little brag

...just 'coz I'm a mom.

Ds#2 first because, due to his mild autism, he is often overshadowed by his older brother and we forget that there are things to brag about him too. Anyway, for the first time ever, he got an answer on Jeopardy (last week) that none of us got - Robert Louis Stevenson. In fact, if I recall correctly, none of the contestants got it from the given clue either.

As for the older kid, I have to preface by saying that we are a family of readers. The dining table is covered by magazines and books. We each have our own stash, and we tend to read during meals (when you homeschool, every other waking moment can be quality family time, so we ignore each other at meals). So, I was clearing away the stashes to put on a new tablecloth (an extremely cute rooster motif one from Williams-Sonoma, I might add), and realized that ds#1 finished 5 magazines - 3 Scientific Americans and 2 U.S. News & World Reports - in the time it took me to finish one. So much for the Evelyn Wood speed reading course I took 23 years ago.

"Human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives." ~ William James (1842 - 1910)