My almost 7 year old granddaughter decided it was a good day for paper dolls. Not the ones you have to buy, but the ones I cut out of newspaper. I cut several out for her and she is now making clothes for them. I think I am going to call this art class this morning. :)
Of course the two younger ones, 6 and 4, needed their own dolls. I was sure to make BOYS for the boy because, he keeps wanting to make SURE whatever he plays with is a "boy" thing.
He is so funny. This morning he was jumping from room to room, which he does constantly, and is told, constantly, "STOP!" My son's room is in the basement and this old house doesn't have any insulation between floors, so it sounds like a herd of elephants running though when the kids run and jump. Today he is not at home, so I told the 5 year old to come into the kitchen to jump. I set up the egg timer and made him jump until all the sand was at the bottom. He was beginning to slow down a lot before the sand hit the bottom. BUT as he told me, "I'm built for jumping." So, nope that didn't slow him down for long.
I admire moms who have more than one boy and actually stay sane, not to mention their successful homeschooling. One of my friends has a great blog about raising boys. Here is one of her blogs: http://www.noisecoveredindirt.com/dream-bathroom/
Now this blog reminds me: How do you teach a boy to remember to do things like, flush the toilet? Wipe? I can't remember having that trouble with my own son, but then he is 29, so maybe I don't remember.
As always, your input is welcome.