Friday, December 10, 2010

sick day homeschool

So all three of us were out sick today with a creepy, fever-cough flu-thing, so I was lying in my bed drifting in and out of consciousness while the boys were supposed to be "resting" in their bedroom.

Before long, I heard some rather organized imagination play going on.  From the sounds of it, Jabber and Monkey were playing school.

For a while, things went well.  Jabber got out some paper and pencils and labored to teach his brother the art of  proper letter formation.

Jabber:  Oh!  That's a very nice E!  Normally, we only use three lines going across, but you got it facing the right way and everything.

Monkey: *makes siren noise*

Jabber:  Monkey! It's time to do the R!  Come on.  Start with one line down, like this.

Monkey:  WhoooooooooOOOOOOOOoooooooo!

Jabber:  Are you even listening to me?  Monkey!  Monkey.  Come on.  This is serious.  See my R?  See if you can do it just like that.

Monkey:  *jumps up and down*

Jabber: You can't make your R look right while you're jumping.  Please sit down.  PLEASE SIT DOWN!

Monkey:  I did it already!  I'm done!  I'm done! *jump jump jump*

Jabber: (exasperated)  MONKEY.  Where is your paper??

Monkey:  (completely unconcerned comment tossed out in between his enthusiastic gun-shooting sound effects)  Oh, that paper?  I dunno.  I threw it on the floor over there somewhere.

Jabber:  What?  We don't throw our papers on the floor, Monkey.  You have to turn them in to your teacher.

Monkey:  *cackles loudly, interspersed with more gun sound effects*  Well, go pick it up then.  I don't care.  SCHOOL IS BORRRRRRING!

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Oh, dear.  That is all.

4 comments:

Megan Miranda said...

Oh but how cute are they?

We had a sick-week here. Day 1 kinda started out where yours ended...and went downhill really, really fast. There was no organized play. Unless you count the frequency of fighting as "structure."

Anonymous said...

what a cute story! Someone is listening to their teacher at school!

So sorry all three of you are sick... hope you feel better to enjoy the big storm :-)

Lisa H.

Kristan said...

Lol oh boy, you are in trouble. Well, Jabber sounds like a cutie pie, right up my alley. Monkey sounds like the cool kid I always wanted to hang with. ;)

Shana said...

Hee! Kids are funny. :-)

Hope you are feeling better soon!