Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Homeschooling with the Little Guy

Up until this year, the Little Guy has been going to Preschool locally. I decided to try homeschooling him this year so that he and I could work together more ( I am a glutton for punishment) and so that he could be more a part of our family life with the rest of his siblings.

Yesterday I was teaching him some of our traditional prayers, and at one point we talked about how Mary is the mother of God. But he had a hard time connecting that Jesus was God AND her son. At least it seemed he did. Then today I was teaching him the before meal blessing which goes like this "Bless us oh Lord and these thy gifts which we are about to receive from thy bounty through Christ our Lord, Amen." He kept saying "which we are about to eat" which was cute, but when I was trying to explain what "thy bounty" meant, that God owns everything, and gives us what we need he said very thoughtfully, "I think he gives us food from his pouch." "From his pouch?!" I said."Yea,....or maybe he gets some from Mary's pouch." By that statement he showed that he understood the following things:

Mary is the mother of God
God has a stash
God shares his stash with his mother

Why do I worry?!

My other favorite part about school with him today is I kept promising the reward of reading a book called "Dangerous Animals" if he paid attention during letters and numbers time. When we finally got to it (an Usborne Young Reader) he was mesmerized. After every description I read to him though of predator/prey scenarios, he would add "and there was blood all over his mouth."

As we finished our nighttime prayers and he was all snuggled up next to me, I whispered "I had fun doing school with you today." and he replied, "I had fun going to Disney with Dad." Don't ya just love him?

Homeschooling with the Little Guy




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