The Things They Say

The Things They Say

Littlest One Just Turned Four

I send him off to the potty. Back he comes.

I send him back. Please try to go potty, Son.
Back he comes.

I urge: Didn’t you have to go potty??

He says: I can’t. My bottom is empty.

My bottom is empty… The Things They Say.

Daughter.
She asks:
What do you do on Mother’s Day?
Do you rejoice in your Mother?
I laugh. She grins.
We all laugh.
Rejoicing in Mothers this weekend.
The Things They Say.

Tall Son.
We drive to church.
He is sitting directly behind me.
Farmland is whisking by.
Small Town Mountain Shops are here and there.
Suddenly,
he blurts,
“Congested!! What are these people thinking? How can this area be full of mucous?”
We laugh. Todd and I exchange a grin or two.

Sign said: Congested Area

Gently instruct- congested can be a word used to describe traffic, too.
I think of all the times I have heard that word used for traffic.
Brings back many different memories- way different from this small town road. 🙂

“Congested!!” Incredulously blurted.

The Things They Say.

Living Books Inspiring Families Everyday

This is a book list I have used loosely with some of my children this year. I have often wished I had it tightly scheduled- but I haven’t been able to find the time to do that.

I have spent so many enjoyable years fine tuning my lists and delighting in books with my children.

Childhood should be rich in books.

Any questions or need for author- please comment and I will reply as soon as I can. 🙂

Living Books Inspiring Families Everyday
Primary List 1
Bible:
A Child’s Story Bible by Catherine Vos(I would say we try to get through half of this in a year… it is a meaty, rich volume. We aer working are way through this and will begin again when we are done.)
Leading Little Ones to God by Schoolland
Music:
Classical Kids Music Box vol. 1
Poetry/Rhymes/Art
Lama who had No Pajama (hober)
Random House Book of Poetry
The Arnold Lobel Book of Mother Goose
Come Look With Me : Enjoying Art With Children
Come Look With Me: Exploring Landscapes Art With Children
Literature:
Classic Tales of Brer Rabbit
Max Lucado Treasury
You are Special by Max Lucado (not in treasury)
Because He Loves Me by Max Lucado (not in treasury)
James Herriot’s Treasury for Children
Children’s Book of Virtues
Complete Winnie the Pooh
Random House Fairy Tales
Teddy’s Button Illustrated Lamplighter
Three Weavers Illustrated Lamplighter
Velveteen Rabbit
Princess and the Kiss by Jennie Bishop
Squire and the Scroll by Jennie Bishop
Snow by Cynthia Rylant
Long Night Moon by Cynthia Rylant
Chapter Books:
Little House in the Big Woods
Boxcar Volume 1
Understood Betsy
The Light Princess by George MacDonald
Charlotte’s Web
Benjamin West and His Cat Grimalkin by Marguerite Henry
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Mr. Popper’s Penguins
Mountain Born
Misty of Chincoteague by Marguerite Henry
Cultures:
Children Just Like Me
Geography from A-Z
How to Dig a Hole
People by Peter Spier
One Grain of Rice: A Mathematical Folktale by Demi
Living Science:
Usborne First Encyclopedia Our World
Eye Wonder Weather
One Small Square Pond
One Small Square Backyard
The Year At Maple Hill Farm
Animal Friends At Maple Hill Farm
Snowflake Bentley
One Small Square Night Sky
Fun with Nature Red and Green Books
History option:
D’ Aulaire’s:

George Washington
Ben Franklin
Abraham Lincoln
Buffalo Bill
Pocohontos

Paul Revere’s Ride
Johnny Appleseed by Reeve Lindbergh
Stories of the Pilgrims
The Star Spangled Banner
4th of July story
Light and glory series by Marshall
Liberty! How the Revolutionary War Began
The Jamestown Colony