Thursday, April 11, 2013

Éste es número once.

When it comes to Spanish homeschool lessons I try to stray from my comfort zone, aka WORKSHEETS!

Today we practiced counting en español by playing a game of dominoes.  I thought this was rather inspired, especially because I am loathe to pull out the dominoes. It's a time consuming, fussy, and noisy business to get them back in the tin and have the lid fit on.

We bought this set a dozen years ago and only today did it occur to me that it would be completely acceptable and probably preferable to store the tiles in a plastic tub.

Why did this not occur to me earlier?!

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Last week I was looking at pinterest when Klaxon wandered by the computer and mused, "That cat has hair like Ishara Yar."

 I think he's right. This cat does bear more than a passing resemblance to Tasha Yar's sister:


  1. How does one play dominoes? I clearly don't know the rule of the game because I always set them up so you could tip them over and so they would do a reverse wave.

    1. There are actually a whole bunch of different domino games. But here are the basics.

  2. I love those moments when you realize you don't HAVE to do something the way you always have. The cat with the hair is kind of freaking me out.

    1. Sometimes I look at photos like the well-coiffed cat and I think "Who did this? And why? And if that person had been born a century ago what would have been his/her hobby?"

      I recently stopped folding and sorting the boys' clean clothes. It comes out of the wash and I put it in their bedrooms for them to sort, fold & store. Now I don't yell at them when I see the clothes shoved messily into their drawers. It's been a revelation & it's one less task for me.