People, Talk to Me

We are a homeschool family, and no matter how engaging I may be, sometimes I lose the boys’ attention.

When it happens, I ask them…

“What would you like to learn about today?”

“What questions would you like answered?”

I know. You’re calling me brave or utterly foolish, but it never fails that I am greeted with enthusiastic response…

What is snot made of?

Can we build a bomb?

Does God have a last name?

Can you really dig a hole to China?

If I catch a skunk, may I keep it?

Is vomit always the color of the last food you ate?

What would happen if we mix bubble bath soap and apple juice and gasoline?

Why is there fuzzy stuff on the food in this container?

Who invented school?

Will Lee die if he eats the fuzzy food?

Do your toenails really keep growing after you die?

Does dad snore louder than anyone in the whole world?

Who invented sharing?

Why does it take you way longer than dad to get ready to go somewhere?

Mom? Are you listening?

Those are a few of the questions I can post here…many contain body-part words which may not be considered tactful. Yep, we are now in full blown tween-teen years.

For me to keep the energy of learning flowing in our home school, I must listen to the boys’ interests and ideas.

My point here being, I am not capable of reading minds. As a contributor to 5 Minutes for Special Needs, it is my responsibility to keep the energy of learning, inspiration and support flowing here. In order to best do that, it is up to you to talk to me and answer the questions…

“What would you like to learn about today?”

“What questions would you like answered?”

Please use comments to tell me what I can write about that will help you along this parenting journey.

I can write amusing, inspirational stories all day. I can spend hours researching and provide you with information on a variety of disabilities and topics. However, in the end what good are my posts if they do not arm you with the information, support or inspiration you need?

People, talk to me.

Visit my brief bio on the Meet Our Team page to learn the disabilities, challenges and topics with which our family has experience. Trust me, there are plenty from which to choose. I’ve been at this parenting gig for a long time with three children living with specials needs, one without and a number of foster children tossed in along the way.

Melody can be found writing here at 5MFSN every Tuesday in addition to hosting Special Exposure Wednesday. You will also find her at Slurping Life sharing photos and a few words from her special life.

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