Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Gathering my minions...

Muwaaaahaaaaahaaaa!!! I have converted one of my offspring to the dark side!! He set up his own blog yesterday and is really excited to use it as a journaling method for homeschooling. I am really excited that he will be learning more about the computer and how to really USE it. He uploaded a picture and typed 2 sentences ve r r r y s l o o o o w l y last night. I found a typing program that he can practice online as a fun way to improve his skills and to encourage this outlet.

It IS a private blog, but if you're interested in commenting, please email me and I'll let you know. FYI, it's a KID blog, so it will be, well, CHILDISH, and also, every stroke on that blog took concentration. Oh, another FYI, if I haven't known you for more than a short period, please don't be offended if I don't accept you to comment for him. He is, after all, only 10 and it's extremely freaky to think of him having international online access. Which is WHY I am allowing it NOW. I want to help him learn about the internet while he's still willing regarding my complete access rule.

We are all staying home AGAIN today, as Evan still had a 102 fever last night. Thankfully, it seems to have broken, but his barking cough is horrible. I can't imagine how empty those classrooms are at school! Everyone is coming down with this cold. It's awful!

I apologize for not commenting much this past week. My computer time is limited and has been completely altered. I am still adjusting to the change in my schedule and still READ you guys. I just do it quickly and on my Bloglines.

I'm off to search for some work stuff that Patrick needs. Have a lovely day!

10 comments:

Becky aka StinkyLemsky said...

I'm so looking forward to reading about your homeschooling adventures... I added your other blog to my reader. :) I'm sure your family will get a kick out of your sons blog, that's a fun idea.

Mom24 said...

That's awesome. Good for him. I've struggled with this same thing with Jacob. He loves the idea of a blog, but for him he would crave the socializing, and I'm not so wild about letting strangers into his world. For now, for him, no blog, but he's a lot younger than yours. I know it's just a matter of time.

Hope Evan's feeling better soon.

Mighty Morphin' Mama said...

How wonderful. We did that with the boys the last couple years and they really liked it. I will have to get them going on it again. Maybe they can exchange comments with your son:) Hope you all start to feel better soon.

Beck said...

My oldest has a blog, too! We should exchange permissions - you'll have to email me your email address, if you wanna - and they can read each other's blog!
(now i have to make her update it. She's a sporadic blogger.)

Jeni said...

How fun, and what a great way for him to improve his typing. I am sure it will be a very useful tool. Hope you all start feeling better soon, we spent the last two months all being sick in one way or another. It's awful.

sheila said...

Hope Evan feels better soon! That sucks.

Sounds like your new blogger child is going to get a rich experience with your homeschooling! Which, btw, I commend you for taking this step! That's such a big thing, really! Really. Not all of us could handle such a feat!

Wish him well on his new blog from Ohio!

Allison said...

my 9 1/2 year old niece has her own blog and it is so fantastic. It improves writing skills, as well as like you say getting to know the computer. I think that is a great idea for your son. And it won't seem so much like WORK to him.

I gave you an award on my blog - check it out. I know you already got it from someone else, but it is the thought that counts.

Kat said...

A blog is a great idea for journaling. Genius!

CaraBee said...

What a wonderful idea to get him going on this sort of thing when he is still young enough for you to guide him. You know, while he still listens.

Lynsey said...

just checking in on you. Still funny as ever and making me laugh. Sorry to hear you all were sick....that's where we have been....sickville.

Hope all is well.
Lynsey

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