Friday, July 25, 2008

Laundry and Vocabulary

Addy decided she wanted to do all the laundry this week. She gets mad at me if I even start a load. What's not to love about this girl?

My favorite recent story about Addy...she got an American President place mat for Christmas and loves the thing. Being the black and white girl that she is, she asks, "Was Woodrow Wilson good or bad?" "Was Richard M. Nixon good or bad?" I told her that it's not black and white and that most presidents did both good and bad in office. I told her that if she really wants to know, she needs to read about each president (preferably two books from different authors) and make a judgement for herself. What do you think she did with that information? Went to the library and started with George Washington. She'll tell me things like, "Mommy, did you know that Ronald "Reegan" was an actor?" or "Did you know that William Jefferson Clinton did...?"

One thing I've noticed about homeschooled kids is that they build their vocabulary through reading instead of hearing. So, Addy mispronounces lots of words like extravaganza, "Reegan," and Nazi.

Is she weird? Unquestionably. Do we love her for her weirdness? Unquestionably.


Unknown said...

like, why do you own so many washing machines?

M. said...

it's our nest egg - the Suds 'N Sun.

Amy said...

Like....GULP..... Um, something's happened to Addy. Wow, that Minot livin' has put 10 years on the girl!! Can you see the essence of a driver's permit not far behind?... Boy, do they GROW!!!! Great shots, by the way....(as always!)