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What? Your daughter's cat doesn't sit in a doll high chair and eat cold, gloppy oatmeal off a spoon? Really?

This is Mouse, the cat. He's been around this blog a number of times. Mary's morning routine involves coming down to the kitchen, saying good morning to me, and heading straight outside to find Mouse. She then brings him inside and snuggles him on the sofa or in bed, until I force her to finally come for breakfast.

This morning, she forgot to go to the bathroom before bringing him, so she slid the doll high chair next to me at the kitchen table, plopped him in, arranged his little paws, gave him a spoonful of oatmeal and left me to babysit. He sat there, happily, for quite a long time. 

her list

This morning, we're heading out to the barn so Emma can have a ride. She has quite a little list to tackle before she does–including feeding the GIANT hornworm that came inside on Dan's pant leg last night, after he'd been ripping out tomato plants. This thing can eat through tomato plant leaves like nobody's business. It is sick and fascinating, all in the same breath.

And we've started our homeschooling year–which is another post I've been meaning to write. If you haven't read Stefani's series on homeschooling, it is worth your time. I think it is always helpful to read other people's approach, even if it is different from your own. There is always something valuable in hearing how other people do it. 

I've got some posts swirling around in my head but with school starting, I've had a hard time finding the time. I think I'm going to have to become a bedtime blogger–which means you'll either hear a mumbo-jumbo of incoherent thoughts from me, or some overly-philosophical take on life. I tend to get very dramatic and poetic at night…..

More soon. Happy Wednesday. (already?!!)

what?

What? Your daughter's cat doesn't sit in a doll high chair and eat cold, gloppy oatmeal off a spoon? Really?

This is Mouse, the cat. He's been around this blog a number of times. Mary's morning routine involves coming down to the kitchen, saying good morning to me, and heading straight outside to find Mouse. She then brings him inside and snuggles him on the sofa or in bed, until I force her to finally come for breakfast.

This morning, she forgot to go to the bathroom before bringing him, so she slid the doll high chair next to me at the kitchen table, plopped him in, arranged his little paws, gave him a spoonful of oatmeal and left me to babysit. He sat there, happily, for quite a long time. 

her list

This morning, we're heading out to the barn so Emma can have a ride. She has quite a little list to tackle before she does–including feeding the GIANT hornworm that came inside on Dan's pant leg last night, after he'd been ripping out tomato plants. This thing can eat through tomato plant leaves like nobody's business. It is sick and fascinating, all in the same breath.

And we've started our homeschooling year–which is another post I've been meaning to write. If you haven't read Stefani's series on homeschooling, it is worth your time. I think it is always helpful to read other people's approach, even if it is different from your own. There is always something valuable in hearing how other people do it. 

I've got some posts swirling around in my head but with school starting, I've had a hard time finding the time. I think I'm going to have to become a bedtime blogger–which means you'll either hear a mumbo-jumbo of incoherent thoughts from me, or some overly-philosophical take on life. I tend to get very dramatic and poetic at night…..

More soon. Happy Wednesday. (already?!!)

18 comments on “really?”

  1. When I was young, I had a cat – Mamma Kitty – that would let me put her in my doll high chair and feed her cat food from a fork. I would then use my father’s hankies (much to his dismay) for a diaper, and put her on my bed and cover her with a doll blanket. She was the best cat ever!Terry in Milwaukee

  2. Haha, I love cats! I’m looking forward to your homeschooling posts. While my daughter is going to school, tips for further teaching at home is always a good thing. Love your blog.

  3. you and i are in a similar boat (yet again!). i’ve got all these ideas swirling around my head about homeschooling, but they are far from coherent. i second stefani’s posts – they have been an incredible source of inspiration.

    we’re hoping our hornworms emerge from their coccoon within the week. we can see them down at the bottom of their habitat, covered in a beautiful brown shell, snuggled in a bed of dirt.

  4. We sort of have the same routine…My Em gets straight out of bed, gets her little black kitten and curls up still sleepy eyed and bedheaded on the couch with it. It’s good thing this is the most relaxed kitten I have ever seen.

    Thanks for the links…I’m needing some advice in that area, since school has started I can’t seem to find the time to do other things…*blush..like blog about what we are doing.

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