"What can be more Southern than to obsess about being Southern?"
-Elizabeth Fortson Arroyo
Sunday, September 07, 2008
I was up until 3 A.M. this morning assembling history pockets (yes, I said pockets)....I must be crazy, right? Maybe not... I began on this journey almost 3 years ago as my oldest son was in need...a late bloomer that, "fell through the cracks," his 1st grade year. "What do you mean he has had difficulty all year?," we asked two months before the end of the year. His 1st grade teacher was a total ASS (pardon me, please - but he really was) and the result was a little boy who lost every ounce of his confidence..along with that winning smile he had on the first day of school. It's been a tough couple of years, trying to find our niche, etc. But what a surprise I had this week! After a super fun and lazy Summer, I thought I'd try to "stump" the kiddos by asking them to answer some history questions...stuff we had covered last year. WOW-ZEE - people, they answered almost every question correctly! You mean they actually retained 90% of what they were taught last year? YUP - they actually did! To all the homeschoolin' parents out there who are pulling their hair out...relax, have a cup of coffee...and wait for your payday - it's coming sooner than you think!
How I miss the South...
After living in Georgia years ago, I quickly realized I'd never be the same! Lovely landscape, lovely people and fantastic food. This blog began as a little tribute to my many wonderful memories of one of the places I love the most. Now, it is a celebration of the past (Georgia), present (So. Calif.), and future (trips to Germany)! Don't forget to check back for recipes, fun crafts, tracking my obsession with Germany (my late mother was born in Amberg, actually), Make-Up and some twisted humor...
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