My mom has these baby books for us and in my brother’s book is a picture of a teddy bear that has coffee grounds glued on it. That teddy bear has haunted me for four years now. See, I homeschool. Gasp! And you can’t dissuade me with arguments of “but what about socialization” and “but how will you teach chemistry” and “I know some people who homeschool whose kids are really weird.” Yeah, so do I. Sigh… I knew this one kid in public school who was weird, too. So there.
Okay, back to the subject. The only thing that made me sad about homeschooling was that my kids wouldn’t get the chance to make teddy bears with coffee grounds glued to them because their mother does not have the gift of Patience with Gluey Sticky Crafts. Poor SuperBoy! Missing out on all those cute little preschool-y crafts. So, I took advantage of a happy little day last week and guess what we did? We ground up coffee beans (after I made my mocha so I could be properly caffeinated for the project), and we got out that glue and we made ourselves some teddy bears.
My kids can be just like every other kid in America now. Except smarter.
(That was a JOKE. Relax. Laugh.)