Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Out of the Mouths of Babes

While reading a book about the round-the-world voyage of Charles Darwin in which they encountered slavery:

Me: Do you know what slavery is?
Them: No.
Me: It's when people are stolen and forced to work for other people. They have no say in what they do and have to work all day long for no money or anything.
Them: You mean like us?
Me: (stunned silence) No. Not like you. (thinking - you don't actually do any work, do you??)

Ungrateful little so-and-sos. ;)

Thank you for all the well wishes. I do, in fact, feel better today. Cameron's still got a nasty sounding cough though. Hopefully I've avoided that. We spent the morning running errands and then did schoolwork as soon as we got home. Cameron insisted that we do phonics first to get it over with, lol. He then did a 4 page review section in math without a single mistake or falter. Next was history and I was hoping to read a biography of Charles Darwin to wrap up our evolution of man thing and then write up some sort of biography summary, but we only made it through half the book. I guess we'll have to finish that on Friday.

So nothing too exciting here - oh, except for the enslavement of my poor overworked children. *roll eyes*

Oh - and my5wolfcubs... just click on "Our History Studies" in the sidebar to find the books and videos that we found most useful and enjoyable. There is a separate post for each topic covered so far. Archaeology would be the earliest one, so scroll, scroll, scroll. ;)


G said...

Your poor enslaved children ;)

Glad you're feeling better today!

~Mary~ 4boys4me said...

Oh my! What are you doing to those poor children?? ROFL!!

Ya know, Ryan just couldn't grasp the concept of slavery either. He kept saying, "Why didn't they just leave?" or "I'd fight them." It's hard to understand how horrible it really was (is).

Glad you're feeling better.

Meesh said...

ROFL!!! glad you are on the mend

hsmomof3 said...

ROFLOL!! Your poor children. ;-)


my5wolfcubs said...

Glad you're feeling better and thanks for directing me to the book lists! Now I'm off to check our library!!

Pixilated Mum said...


Ohhhhhhhhhhhh ... I can't breathe ... I had to read your post aloud to Preston ... I was rolling with laughter ....

Mean old Jenny. Don't be surprised if they escape in the night to Canada. LOL