Wednesday, January 18
You know how I just posted last week about how warm it was?
Well, the weather changed. Now it's frigid. And since coldness is relative, I won't tell you the exact temperature because you'll laugh. We actually have rain on the forecast for this weekend. We need rain, because it's only physically possible to have rain here in the winter. You know how Arizona gets monsoons and Texas gets big thunderstorms in the summer? We get nothin'.
The oldest munchkin is almost reading. I've been making him do phonics drills on a game called Phonics Vowels on my ipod, and it's taught him how words fit together. He wants to read in the worst way. He sounds out signs and logos on passing trucks and comes up with words out of his head. I imagine this will lure me into a false sense of how easy it is to teach reading, then my other two won't read until they're 10.
Not much else has been going on. I've been educating myself on how to write for publication. Writing for publication means that you write your heart out and then edit your brains out, in that order. With small children around, I can't feasibly publish anything, but I can sure practice.
And then next year I'll start homeschooling in earnest. I'm sure my oldest munchkin will wind up like Ramses from the Amelia Peabody series. "It's obviouswy the tibia of a winocerwus."