Primarily written by Adrienne, a homeschooling mother of seven, ages 10 and under. She chronicles life, laughs, struggles, and lessons learned as she raises a larger-than-most sized family and tries to figure out what she's doing day by day.

With occasional posts, Alexandra, Adrienne's older sister, writes of her ranch life in Nevada and raising four sons, ages 5 and under. Life is never dull and her boys have given her some pretty awesome stories to tell.

Stick around awhile, and you're sure to laugh, nod, smile, be encouraged, and see what life is like with a big (little) family.

8.01.2011

Number games.

Sterling: “How old is Grandpa?”

“Fifty-two.”

Ruby: “I’m two too!”

“Fifty-two, Ruby. Not just two.”

“Oh. I not fifty-two. I just two.”

Whew.

 

Teaching Sterling to write 2’s and 3’s has proved to be a challenge. And then, I said something I’ve never needed or had opportunity to say during the handwriting process.

“Pretend it’s a car, Sterling. He starts here at the top, drives around the one-way to the dotted line to park, then realizes that spot is too small and has to back up and head around the other one-way for the bottom solid line. He parks there. Two’s a smarter car. He drives around the one-way all the way to the bottom line and backs into his parking spot.”

Sterling loved my analogy. He still struggled with dexterity. But it was worth a shot.

2 comments:

lcarp51 said...

Nice!

Alysia said...

You are so creative! When the kids all grow up, you could be a tutor and make some good money!