Monday, February 11, 2008


That's my word of the day.

Presumptuous - Going beyond what is right or proper; excessively forward.

As in - The writers of the 2nd Grade A Beka curriculum were being presumptuous when they assumed that the student in question would have a Valentine's party to write about so she could complete this week's assignments.

I'm assuming the writers know that many of their clients are homeschoolers that might not have a Valentine's party planned, especially when one of them just hosted a birthday party last week and she has no intentions of torturing herself further. To have a party worth describing extensively in an essay would take work and I'm kinda busy this week. But in the interest of my child's education, I sent an email to my homeschooling cohort and asked if she wanted to get together and let the kids exchange valentines as a pathetic attempt at the A Beka required party.

Imagine my surprise when she replied that she had already planned a Valentines lunch and we're invited. Score! I love Martha (my friend, not the Stewart one) and she has saved both my kids and K's essay from boredom.

So Martha, the kids and I thank you from the bottom of our construction paper and doily hearts.

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