Wednesday, March 5, 2008

A Day in the "Wife" of Brian...

I am struggling to make it through Math today! It is by no means my best subject, but even I can handle second grade arithmetic! But today is a horse of a different color! My brain is fried! We are learning about parallel line segments, and Brian is understanding them, for the most part. This lesson is taking forever, though! We started BEFORE snack break, and here it is 12PM, and we are still doing Math! It may have something to do with the 30 minutes we spent on reviewing subtraction facts that he’s having a tough time memorizing, or it could be the billion or so distractions he finds so intriguing! I just want Math to be done for today. PLEASE!

It is amazing what comes out of these kids mouths! You never know what they’re going to say , and sometimes you can’t understand what it was they said. Brian has a hard time pronouncing his “l”s and “r”s . His “l”s sound like “r”s and sometimes “w"s, and his “r”s sound like “w”s, too. It can be very confusing at times. Today when we were learning about parallel lines and I asked him to repeat the term to me it sounded more like “parw-a-welw wines”. No matter how many times I try to get him to pronounce it correctly, he still has difficulty! I started calling him “Scooby” today. He seems to "rrrlike" it. We don’t tease him, but we have started bringing his attention to it more. He just doesn’t hear himself like we do. It is pretty cute, though! One day he'll just stop, and then we'll miss it.

Today Donna brought the kids some lunch home. Kids have specific tastes, just like adults, and these kids are no different! When asked, Grant requested his usual - Chicken Nuggets; JP- a double ham-booger (no, not a typo!); and Brian asked for his usual as well- a plain hamburger, "with out the ham". What he means, is that he doesn’t want any cheese, no matter how many times we tell him that's what “plain” means, he still asks for it that way! So today he asked for just a hamburger, and most of us replied in chorus, “Without the ham?” He responded, "Of course!"

Well, that's it for now. Have a wonderful day!

Be good, and God bless!

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