Thursday, February 25, 2016

Quack, Quack!

With the ice hockey theme that's been going on lately, it was only a matter of time before we tackled the "Mighty Ducks" movies.  Starting tonight, we saw the first one and met all teammates and their coach, the legendary Gordon Bombay.  Madison enjoyed the movie so much that it is a lock what we're watching the next two nights:  part two and part three.

It's cold outside.  And windy too.  Mommy and Daddy were working on some Easter baskets today while Madison was at school, and while Madison was at school, she was learning about Fredrick Douglas.  He was the man who invented the waffle iron.  No, just kidding.  Fredrick Douglas was an amazing guy that Madison knows a whole lot more about than Daddy.  Obviously, he was a abolitionist, an escaped slave, and a powerful force for speaking out the obvious fact that nobody should be a slave to someone else.  Why did it take so long for common sense to hit this world?  Slavery was in Europe, Asia, Africa, North America, South America, and probably Australia too… it's a vile thing.  But then again, we have it in different forms today I suppose.  Nothing like it's been in the past, of course.  But its hurt and effects still linger today.

No speech therapy today - we're alternating Thursdays, so that'll return next week.  So we had some more time, where Madison did her homework in time for us to watch a movie.  No big reports on any people this week, just simple math problems like the multiplication tables.  She's got to get about 100 of them in five minutes, so each day we time her.  She gets about 90-93 each time so far, and we're getting better each attempt.  Currently, the 6 and 7 times tables are giving her a slight challenge.  Go figure - she has no problem whatsoever with the 9 or 11!

We kept reading Mary Poppins tonight, and kept trying to figure out how to fix our computer.  Yes, it seems to be down for the count - hence the shorter entries on this blog.  These are all typed up on a smaller handheld device - the best I can do!  Eventually we'll be blessed a little more with cars, computers and so forth.  Just waiting for that to come in...

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