Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Bookish meandering

Melissa Wiley is taking you on a virtual tour of her bookshelves. The Bookworm is following suit.

Me?

I'm lamenting the fact that we don't have enough bookshelves. I desperately need to buy some more. I shopped a little the other day for some, but what I really want is for St. Joseph to miraculously appear on my doorstep and construct entire walls of built-ins for me. I don't really think my shelf dilemma qualifies for a miracle on the level of the staircase of Loretto, but I can dream, can't I?

I mean, things are starting to pile up.

(Starting to? Oh, who am I kidding? Books have always lived in piles in this home.)

The latest additions to arrive (oh, how I love to get new books!):

Mike Venezia's Bach(we lurve Mike Venezia in this under-shelved house.)

Janice Van Cleave's Chemistry for Every Kid

And now, Ramona has requested her own grammar book. Yesterday, when I called Anne and Betsy to the kitchen table with, "C'mon, girls, we have some grammar stuff I want to talk to you about," Ramona came running, too.

"Oh, Mommy," she said, "can I do grammar? I was going to play Webkinz, but can I do grammar instead?"

This 6-year-old is horrifying her unschoolish mother with her love of workbooks. I ought to deliver a stern lecture about how most children would beg to be excused from grammar, and that she should go turn her brain to mush on the computer. But, nooooo. I promised her that she could have her very own grammar workbook if that's what she really wanted.

In the meantime, our Mad Libscollection will have to do.

2 comments:

nutmeg said...

We've done madlibs for grammar for years! Except this year, when my 5th grader really needs to know subject/predicate... I thought I should get on the ball.
:)
We still love madlibs, though.

Jennifer said...

It's the same story here on the bookshelves. Which leads to things being a bit disorganized. Not that that ever bothers me or causes huge paperwork problems.
I've never done Madlibs with the children. That would be so much fun. Great idea.