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.