Wednesday, July 30, 2008


Preface: Yesterday I went shopping at Lakeshore Learning, a divine place for learning. I purchased science kits-one on plants, another on the solar system. Two electricity kits-one basic, the other inventions. (which by the way, Sam has already powered a motor, a buzzer, made a switch from a paper clip and is having a great time). I bought other random things...spent way too much money but easily justified when it's spread out over 5 kids.

A conversation just took place between me and Paige:

Me: Wow! I spent alot of money yesterday on learning stuff. I could have bought a Wii.

Paige: Hmmm! Learning stuff? Wii? Learning stuff dings the bell!

Is that not the greatest statement ever?! Learning stuff dings the bell!

It's poetic, descriptive, memorable and is better than a thumbs up from Ebert and Roeper. I asked Paige where she heard that. She said "I'm pretty sure it came from me".

Learning stuff dings the bell! (I'm such a proud mama right now... she chose learning stuff over a wii- yea!!!! )

1 comment:

Reddirt Woman said...

Paige sounds like the most awesome young girl. I also loved learning when I was her age (still do, even at my age), but there were no temptations like Wii back in the olden days. I can remember when we first saw television. It was black and white, of course, only 3 channels and only on for 2 or 3 hours in the evening. We saw it at the home of some church friends when I was about 8 years old. It was really amazing, but I loved my books and reading so it wasn't hard for dad to put off buying one for another year or two. Be thankful for your daughter's love of learning. Makes a mamma proud.

Helen G.

p.s. the snake thing... I had to find it so I would know what it was, but I don't think I was very brave about it. Just one of those "you gotta do it" things. Thanks for stopping by...