Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Hamster Dam

I have already shared some of the 119 reasons why we home school with you. Today, we added a new reason.

The girls started learning about the Ottoman Empire this week and today was about Mehmen the conqueror and how he changed Constantinople to Istanbul. So, of course I had to find the song by They Might Be Giants on the internet and play it for them.

Only M was singing "Hamster Dam" instead of New Amsterdam and J laughed so hard so she got the hiccups. And now, if I dream tonight, I'm sure it will be of a dam breaking and a rushing river of hamsters coming to flood New York.

That never would have happened in Ms Culpeppar's history class.

And if my children were in a classroom somewhere, I would have missed that. So, if I ever get discouraged and start threatening to put them in school, all someone needs to say is "Hamster Dam". I'm sure I'll snap out of it.


  1. I got so excited when I saw that title because I was sure you must be a fan of "the Wire."

    Some bad language quoting the show on here:


  2. I always loved the "Tiny Toons" where they used this song! I am a huge TMBG fan (as if you couldn't figure THAT out already)..



  3. I thought "WOW what a homeschool, she bought a hamster!"

    Oh the memories of that CASSETTE in my car in the nineties!
    "I am not your friend, I am your only friend, but I'm a little glowing friend, but really I'm not actually your friend, but I am"

    Happy B


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