So many things are going on right now. Lots of time is devoted to soccer but our teams are great. School is going smoothly but we feel a little pressed for time most days. Yesterday, I needed to make a trip to Walmart and make a pot pie to take for lunch w/ my parents so I did our day in reverse. It worked very well, actually. We got up, made breakfast, attended to the pets as usual, got Baxter off to work and I did my yoga routine. Then the kids got dressed and I got ready and we headed to the library to pick up books that we needed for the week. Then it was off to Walmart!
I had forgotten what joy there is walking into a Walmart Supercenter where the check-out people are standing by the candy asking you if you're ready to check out! The truth is, I LOVE WALMART! How could you not? It's such a time saver! Where else can you buy 5 pounds of Oreda french fries ($3 cheaper than everywhere else), a roasted chicken, cereal that everybody will eat, underwear for your children, GE Reveal light bulbs, a new tennis racquet, a bean bag chair and cream or ointment for every ailment under the sun? Walmart is fabulous! What I do not enjoy about Walmart are some of the people that go there. My friend Jennifer found a wonderful web site called peopleofwalmart.com which highlights this very nicely. My solution is simply to go early while the display of oranges is still unspoiled and the hunting supplies have yet to be picked over.
In the afternoon, the kids did their regular lessons that they usually do in the mornings but they seemed to speed through the lessons a little faster. I was really surprised by this. I expected them to be so mentally drained but just the opposite was true. Big moment of the day: Ford started reading. He can read the "at" sound and read the words fat, cat, mat, sat, pat etc... The best part is his excitement. He could barely contain himself when he realized he had read actual words. I have to say Hooked on Phonics really does work. In fact, I'm trying to figure out who to give our set to when we're done with it. Any takers?
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