Adventures in Homeschooling in Southern Indiana

Friday, September 19, 2008

Greta Van Susteren and My Dad

My Dad was on On The Record last night! He did great. The best quote, in my opinion?

"We have to grow our way ot of this problem. We can't tax our way out of this problem."

I can't wait to see that one show up in McCain/ Palin campaign literature.... or at least a Club for Growth Ad.

Good Job Dad!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Easier Election

Watching the world's reaction to Sarah Palin and her baby, I'm beginning to think we could get by with a one-question ballot this year:

Do you like babies? Check yes or no.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Why I love homeschooling...

When my Kindergartner thinks up a new compound word, wants to know how butterflies hear, teaches herself to write 'doll' or wants to spend time making patterns, she has a teacher who helps her indulge her curiosity rather than telling her to be quiet and go back to her seat!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Palin's Speech

Well I enjoyed it and I think she pulled it off. I DO wish she'd spent more time on policy, less on biography, but such is life....

I also enjoyed the shots of her family... especially Piper holding Trig and (ewwww) smoothing down his hair with spit....

And, at the end, when it looked like Piper had to go to the bathroom (runs over to mom, whispers something to her, Mom and Piper start frantically looking for an escape from stage, mention the problem to John McCain, etc. etc.) I have a feeling that Piper at the inauguration will be a hoot!

Also, my 11 month old likes her.... he pointed and laughed and flirted through the whole speech... can babies sense lactation via DSL?

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Palin, Protests and the RNC

I'm afraid I won't be following the convention very closely - we have family coming this weekend, and chores will have to trump politics for a few days.

But I am psyched about the Palin pick. I think it was a smart choice, and I am fascinated by the way it's causing the left to tear themselves apart in an effort to bring her down...

Especially the whole "See, this is why moms shouldn't work!" thing. Truly compelling political theater. I had thought the Dems were guaranteed a big win this year.... now, I'm not so sure. It's almost like they WANT to lose.....

Finally, I wanted to point out this comic..... because it's funny-- and so true!