My Budding Writer….Lane
So I haven’t posted about homeschooling in F O R E V E R !!!!! Mainly because there have been so many other blog worthy things to put onto the internet that I know you are all DYING to know about….(ahem just throw me a bone here)
Yesterday though was a day of proud moments.
You see I have this kid his name is Lane….He’s kinda a big deal but well every once in a while can get shuffled amongst the rest of my kids since he’s like oh the middle child and can be quiet!(Wait Wendy you have a quiet kid?I know right?Who’d a thunk it)
The funny thing is it usually happens at dinnertime. like when we have the twelve places set and I realize only 11 of us are sitting down.
“Ummm we’re missing someone”
“Lane mom,we’re missing Lane.”
Or when he’s standing right in front of me quietly and I ask,
“MOM I’m right here!”
argghhh such proud mommy moments I know.
The funny thing while he IS quiet he is also ALL boy. He revolves around all things machine gun,dirt,weapons,and mythical creatures. He isn’t ALWAYS quiet like when it’s time for bed and him and his brother are too busy talking to care.
He’s also 9! Seriously he’s 9!!!! WHEN did that happen?Because it seems like just yesterday I was juggling him as a newborn,his 17 month old sister and a 3 and a half year old older brother while trying to make it up and down our two story apartment.
Sigh….I’ve gotten off track. I’ve been doing that a lot lately but that is a whole other blog post.
OK so Lane has told me he hates writing. He is my one child most resistant to school. He’s great at it but HATES writing. Well and as you know I LOVE writing so I can’t fathom how one of my kids could hate writing. Especially one with such an imagination! He’s been working in this writing workbook though that is pretty awesome. Some of the stuff he has written has turned out really good. Yesterday he had to write a myth and I just had to share it with all of you.
WHY THE SKY IS BLUE
by Lane Miners
The sky is blue because there is a huge blue dragon.When it is raining the dragon is drooling.When there is a lot of wind the dragon is snoring.It makes perfect sense,it’s a dragon a big fat dragon.Sorry Mister dragon.
Ok short and to the point yes/no?
What I love about this is he totally displayed his sense of humor right along with his writing. The boy is more talented then he thinks!
I love this boy he is the perfect part of all boy and momma’s boy.
Last week he had to call my mom and ask her about some popular things and do a Past/Today chart. Ok well the real assignment was ask someone who was alive 30-40 years ago. Before he could do the math I handed him the phone and told him call Grandma on this one. Of course he did the math and just suggested he ask me instead….I insisted Grandma was a better choice.Here’s what the two of them came up with:
Games Monopoly Yahtzee Flash
Music Elvis Pink (although over the last couple days he’d prolly
change it to Skrillex.Thank you boy cousins.)
Sports Bowling Soccer
Music Players Record player MP3
Food Taco Pizza
communication House Phone Cell Phone
drinks Hi-C Pepsi (atta boy)
hobbies Model airplanes collecting bugs
TV shows Happy Days CSI
Yes my boy put CSI as one of his favorite shows of today….hmmm maybe he’ll grow up and go work for them.
I’m so proud of him and his writing. He’s come a long way from just sitting there pouting because he had to write,to writing willingly and not letting anyone see his work till he’s done.
Yea,I kinda love you Lane!