Wednesday, January 30, 2013



Hot air
Sticky air
Warm backs

by Eden King


The leaves fall
The air is clinging to my coat
Little Leaf,
Fall, fall, fall

by Eden King

Monday, January 28, 2013

Mariana on Homeschooling

I am currently writing this after out family had a "family ice cream and game night". I have to say that I do really enjoy these nights, just because of the humor that in contained within this small... Or... Should I say large family. 

I am not funny.

As I say this to my friends, they smile and joke with me about how I really AM funny. 

They don't understand the rest of my family.

When we sit around and tell jokes and enjoy each others company (or attempt to), we always end up laughing so hard that I start crying and mom has the need to sneak off to the restroom (she must have birthed too many children). We love to laugh.

Or should I say... I laugh as the rest of my older siblings can Have a nice verbal word play with my mother. 

They truly are hysterical. But I was blessed with my most of my fathers gifts and sadly, a dry sense of humor doesn't really seem to be one. That is, compared to my family.

To fit in this blog, I feel the need to be... Shall I so elegantly word this... I need to be able to be "my mothers daughter". I do however, seem to share my mother's feelings about many things. One being homeschoolers and another being the type of person who doesn't easily become offended so I have have a hard time understanding that I could possibly offend others (although my mother can usually figure it out but I am not that intone with my mind yet to do so). 

I do warn you, that if you are easily offended and a homeschooling mother, a Homeschooler or one who was previously homeschooled, please understand that I mean no offense, only truth and I have every right to poke fun because I am also describing myself (with the occasional exception)  within this is my attempt to be funny... 

"You Know You're A Homeschooler When..."

You know you're a Homeschooler when...
When you have had off school because your mother doesn't feel well...
When you are perfectly used to matching your large amount of siblings 
When you are perfectly used to driving around with said siblings in a fifteen passenger van
When you have a fifteen passenger van
When your weekly trip to the library is "exciting"
When Mavis Beacon taught you how to type
When you go to McDonald's and count it for Math, Health, FCS, Social Studies, English, Science, etc.
When you can describe the different "types" of home schoolers
When you take long intervals in the bathroom every hour to get out of doing school with mom in the family "school room"
When you have a family "school room"
When you have opinions on whether or not cyber schooling is home schooling 
When you had Math with dad
When the school bus is your alarm clock
When you read all the Narnia books and counted them for school
When your family has its own opinion on the Harry Potter series
When you wear pajamas all day even when you say you don't 
When you get used to your friends making homeschooling jokes
When you often tell homeschooling jokes
When you make fun if your "sheltered friends" who must sit in school all day
When you still have to participate in school after a little "blizzard" 

When you finished reading this list... Then my friend, you must be a Homeschooler 

Saturday, January 26, 2013



So you haven't got a drum, just beat your belly.
So I haven't got a horn- I'll play my nose.
So we haven't any cymbals-
We'll just slap our hands together,
And though there may be orchestras
That sound a little better
With their fancy shiny instruments
That cost an awful lot -
Hey, we're making music twice as good
By playing what we've got!

by Shel Silverstein
Where the Sidewalk Ends

I love this poem because it is a fun poem and because it has feeling to it.
I get a fun feeling when I read it.
I also like it because it has made up things in it like, "so you haven't
got a drum, just beat your belly".

By Eden King

Friday, January 25, 2013

Amber Brown is Tickled Pink

I read Amber Brown is Tickled Pink by Bruce Coville and Elizabeth Levy.  This book is about Amber Brown whose Mom and Dad are divorced.  She does not want her mom to marry Max because she wants her Mom and Dad to get back together again.  She can't stop it because they already planned the wedding.  She tries to get her mom to cancel the wedding and they have a lot of arguments.  In the end she gets so happy that her mom and Max are getting married that she's tickled pink.

I didn't know what tickled pink means so I asked my mom.  She said it means you're so happy.  It might mean that sometimes you cry.  My mom said my PopPop used to say that a lot.

I like the story because one of my favorite parts was the author used, "I, Amber Brown," whenever Amber had a problem.  Amber Brown has emotion with it.

I think that someone who is very emotional should read the book.

Review by Eden King

Thursday, January 24, 2013

No Humiliation Without Representation

“No Humiliation Without Representation”
By Quietly Doin'good

When our nation’s Founding Fathers created the framework for what we know today as the Constitution of the United States, forefront in their minds was the need for the protection of one of the most basic human rights, the right to free speech within the larger governing body.  Over the summer of 1787, these Founding Fathers worked long, grueling hours in un-ACed conditions in order to create a more stable system that would be powerful, yet conducive to the larger civilian body.  This Constitution contained the Bill of Rights that would protect all citizens’ right to “free speech” without interference from governmental restrictions. 

Today we celebrate a similar step towards the liberation of mankind as we, the body of the King population, have finally achieved the right to free speech through this blog.  While each body part makes a different noise.  All are vital cogs to the human machine. 

Ok I retract parts of the last statement.  The butt is indeed part of the human body, but it should not be allowed to make any noise at all, and, because of privacy issues, we will not name who that butt is. 

The point is we have been given a voice, a voice that will speak, when we feel like it.  There is a lot of propaganda that is put out by the King and Queen of our zoo, such is the way of the government.  Some of that information, I’m not gonna lie, is downright humiliating.  But here is where we make our stand and say,

“No Humiliation Without Representation”

Put that on a bumper sticker.

You may now turn off your patriotic music, I’m getting off of my soapbox now.