Well...I wrote this on Friday, but it never got published...
*we are a back from whirlwind trip to attend my Grandpa's funeral. Things went well, and now we are trying to get back into the swing of things. I think it will be a lazy day here. I am also holding out hope that the temps will indeed skyrocket and that the driveway will "shovel" itself*
I am having Deacon memorize the Presidents for school this spring. He also is expected to remember at least one thing that happened during each ones presidency, or something interesting about them. We are up to #10, and have been reviewing.
George Washington was easy, and he does pretty well with the two James. He latched onto Andrew Jackson and Martin Van Buren right away, and the fact that William Henry Harrison died a month after taking office was especially fascinating to him.
But that John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and John Quincy Adams are sticklers.
I have no idea what the hang up is- I mean they are no George Washington or Abe Lincoln, but they are also not exactly no-names like Chester Arthur or Benjamin Harrison.
None-the-less, he has trouble with them.
We were reviewing John Adams and he was supposed to draw a picture of something about J.A.
He drew the above.
When he finished he came to tell me about it.
"I drew one of those squirrel things".
"do you mean a scroll?"
"Yeah, I thought it looked like the Declaration of Independence."
"Did John Adams write the D of I?"
look of horror on his face
"No, he didn't! Now what am I supposed to do?"
he studied his picture for a moment and then smiled
"We could say he invented the skateboard!"
And then he laughed uproariously about his document that looked like a skateboard.
I am glad he can laugh at himself.
We settled on writing "Helped" above the picture because he did help,
and besides being "The Father of the Navy"- I couldn't really find anything else about him that
appealed to Deacon.
After all, he is no George Washington.