Friday, September 5, 2014

granny knows latin

When I was in high school, my mom made me take Latin. She told me I had to take two years of Latin and two years of French. After one year of pure hell and an expensive tutor, I BEGGED my mom to let me quit. I finally convinced her that I would take three years of French to make up for the one less year of Latin. I couldn't get out fast enough.

This year my son is taking Latin.

In fifth grade.


I'm all about homeschooling, but I AM NOT QUALIFIED to teach or tutor him in this subject.

So, this weekend, I brought in the big guns. Granny. The Latin Lady, herself.

Oh, what sweet revenge. I've got her helping my son with his Latin today. HAHA.

But the best part of this story, people, is what Gavin whispered to me when she stepped out of the room.

"Mom! Granny is DRIVING ME UP THE WALL!! I thought maybe this would be a bonding thing for us. But instead? No."

I'm sitting behind my computer, snapping pictures and hiding. This is the most amusing thing I've seen in a long time.


Wednesday, September 3, 2014

bribery. yo.

If you think I'm above bribing my homeschooler, you are sorely mistaken. He gets two sour gummy worms for every subject he finishes before 1 p.m. today.

Behold. The face of homeschooling in the Frakes home.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

my own little cutie

Um, today I was reminded how much time my son spends with me.

We were at school and G was sitting at his lunch table. We sit with "houses" so there are kids who are pre-k, 1st grade, 3rd grade, and 5th grade in his lunch. As I approach my son at his table, he turns to me and leans in, excitedly.

"Mom! Oh. my. gosh. Do you see this little boy on the other side of *my friend*? HE IS THE STINKIN' CUTEST KID IN THIS WHOLE ROOM! (spoken in a loud whisper) I COULD EAT HIS FACE WITH A SPOON!"

Can you say mini-me? #guiltyofusingthosephrasesallthetime