quick 5

Good morning, Friday. 

1. We are back in the swing of things when it comes to homeschooling. Its such a love/hate thing, homeschooling that is. Some days I think, "I have all this choice and freedom about what my kids will learn!" and then some days I moan, "This is all my responsibility! Eeeek!" But I guess its good to feel the weight of it, for it to sit a little heavy and have it rest a bit firmly on me. In reality, it is a big responsibility, and though I chose it freely, I don't always like the ways it spills out into everything else (like good-bye mornings and errands and play dates) But I would guess that parents who send their kids to school would feel the same way- that there are ways that choice spills out that they don't particularly enjoy. I guess you have to 'pick your poison', as they say. (who is they, exactly? pirates? executioners? I dunno.)

2. Drew was commenting on the confusing nature of girls. Talking about a girl in his class at  our homeschool community, he said, "The first week she wore a pink hello kitty shirt. But this week she wore blue and had a green water bottle. Its like 'Make up your mind, already!' "  

3. There are a few quotable quotes I thought I'd pass along this week.

  • From our Bible story today: "God loved them with all of his heart. And they were lovely because he loved them."  (spoke right to my heart)
  • From our bedtime story last night: "Imagine a time of VIKING HEROES, in which men were men and women were sort of men too and even some little babies had chest hair." (all of us laughed hysterically)
  • From the e-book I told you about last week: "This is a story of impossibilities: an addict who couldn't quit, but did; a marriage that could have ended, but didn't; a man who seemed dead, but lived." (I like stories of impossibilities)
  • From a movie scene that is stuck in my head:
    • Guy:  It's as though a window has been thrown open, and a lovely breeze swept through this stuffy old house. How could I object? 
    • Girl:  Even though the breeze comes from the general direction of the garage?
4. My entry way is bugging me. I don't why, but I feel it is next on the agenda for a little sprucing up. I have a plan that is brewing, a paint color almost decided, and a little chunk of time where 2/3 of my family will be away next weekend. I'll give you a clue: stripes. Oh, yeah. 

5. I discovered a show called My Boys about a female who lives in Chicago and hangs out with a random group of guys. The first season was alright; I watched it here and there when I was folding laundry or cleaning. So it didn't really keep me glued to the screen; I just left the room and wandered back in. But for some reason the second season is cracking me up. I don't know if there's a new writer but the dialogue is so funny and all the dynamics in the groups are sharper, somehow. It occurred to me that I think I would have enjoyed being a sportswriter. I like to write. I really like to watch sports (except baseball and golf and NASCAR and hockey...hmmm...maybe not) 

Speaking of me and sports, I lost my first fantasy football game last week. Talk about disappointing. Having a fantasy team is a lot like parenting: you prepare, study, implement a plan, and then have no control how it turns out. Why is this fun? Someone please explain this to me. 

Well, guess that's all she wrote. Hope your weekend has a cool fall breeze, a warm beverage topped with whipped cream, and someone dear that makes you laugh so hard you almost spill it all over. 



Stacey said...

Thanks, Becky, for these Quick 5's. It's such a joy to come and "live in" your home through these items each week, or to virtually sit with you and a cup of coffee and hear your thoughts. I look forward to reading them each week, to enjoy your writing and the doings of your family.

Becky said...

Thank you, Stacey! I really appreciate that very gracious comment.

Katie T. said...

Becky, I love that line from the JSB too...it ministered to my heart as I read it again. I'm thinking it needs to go up on our wall somewhere for constant reminding. : )