Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Where nature fails to overcome our learning delays.
Today was a FANTASTIC hike in glorious weather. And by hike, I mean a paved, two-thirds of a mile loop. It was a love-fest (as pictured).
Until I tried to "teach" them something. And by teach, I mean a simple instruction to write a sentence about what they saw.
I thought a fun environment on a sunny day would breathe excitement into their attitudes for learning?
Turns out it was a whole lot of distraction that led to tears and threats of losing privileges. I am AWESOME at inspiring work ethic in six-year-olds. And by awesome, I mean wickedly awful.
Up next this weekend: Research projects for 3 of my 4 children. I need to swallow some happy pills, STAT, or this is going to destroy us.
I'm keeping it short tonight, because I am mentally TIRED. Don't worry, it's nothing that a little American Idol (with a Teen Mom 2 chaser) can't fix. Which reminds me: MTV, your reality programming is a train wreck and I cannot. look. away. I am now completely freaked out by adolescence and the state of New Jersey.