O send out thy light and thy truth: let them lead me; let them bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy tabernacles. Psalms 43:3

And as all have not faith, seek ye diligently and teach one another words of wisdom; yea, seek ye out of the best books words of wisdom; seek learning, even by study and also by faith. D&C 88:118

The kids

The kids

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Uh oh, the House is Quiet...

Every mother knows that when the house is quiet and the presence of the two year old can not be felt there is trouble to be had...

Tiger was reading a book, Butterfly was in the garden, and Pumpkin Pie was doing a chore but where was Strawberry? I went to look where I had last seen her and didn't see her there. I called to Butterfly to see if Strawberry was with her- no, no Strawberry. I then began the rounds through the house. Typically if Strawberry is that quiet, she is making a mess in the kitchen, but not today. Today she was causing real trouble. Yes, she was reading. What a beautiful sight to see her curled up on the couch reading one of her favorite books to herself. "I am reading," she proudly declared when I walked into the living room. Then she proceeded to recite, "This is Apple Tree Farm. This is Mrs. Boot the Farmer. She has two children called Poppy and Sam, and a dog called Rusty."

It got even better though. When Tiger's piano teacher arrived, I shuttled the girls upstairs to work on some stuff and not bother the lesson. Strawberry asked if she could stay and read some more. She read on the couch for another 20 minutes before coming back upstairs. It is moments like this that bring true joy into a homeschooling mother's heart.


  1. How wonderful that a love of reading is being displayed in your home. Good job Momma!!

  2. Wish she could read a book to me. GRandad