so i meant to post about this a while ago, but i just decided to do it now - my kids are quietly working on their spelling words, that should keep them occupied for 10 to 15 minutes.
on my blog, i usually update my "word of the day" from the Merriam Webster website. its linked. all you have to do if you want to find what the words mean, is click on it.
a couple of weeks ago, my mom and i were talking on the phone, my dad was with her. they were talking about the blogs. my mom says, "your dad wants to know where you come up with these words!" i burst out laughing, at the thought of actually being intelligent enough to have that expansive a vocabulary. my reply was, "well, i am a teacher!" he didn't buy that as my excuse, he said "yeah, second grade!' (so apparently I'm not the only one out there that doesn't think being a second grade teacher requires intelligence!)
i love my parents. they're naive, they're playful, they're able to laugh at themselves. and me.