Thursday, December 27, 2012

Why I dye my hair purple - by Jennifer Franklin

There are many reasons... but this is my reasoning:

1. I don't belong here. I am not a native and never will be. I will never be accepted completely in (Enter area here) because of our frequent moves.

2. I am a pastor's wife. I will never be invited over for drinks. I will never be invited to a 50 shades of grey book club. I will never be invited to a Dexter/twilight/Weeds marathon.... because I am a pastors wife.

3. I homeschool. You will automatically assume I am judging you for your school choices just like you are automatically judging me for mine. I should NEVER judge YOU for YOUR choices on how YOU raise YOUR children that God gave YOU.

4. I like counter culture. I am still breastfeeding my 1 year old and mostly use cloth diapers. I either make you feel guilty for not breastfeeding longer, or I incite some rant on public indecency. I also like angry sounding music... it makes me happy.

5. I dye my hair easter egg colors.... so I can see you. Deep inside, you don't like me because of one of the previous reasons. Or others. But now I can see you. I can see it in your face. - disgust- I can see your disdain in your posture. You don't want to have anything to do with me. I can hear you complain about me. Don't worry. I won't come over and bother you... but now I know... now I know you don't like me. You don't want me around... I know. Before... you could be polite... "Sure! We should get together sometime!" and hope I never call you. The pain in your face when you see my hair... the polite is gone. It is all you can do to hold a simple conversation.

6. So... in conclusion... I dye my hair for you, sweet friend! So I can find you sooner! I don't have to wade through the polite people who really can't stand me! You greet me with a sincere smile and love me for me... ALL of me!

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

October recap

 Katie is trying to help me sort socks. I had purple hair... it has washed out now.
 Our kids loved dressing up.

 We are learning about stonehenge and how the sun tells time and seasons... We tried to make our own. By accident Maggie discovered we were on daylight savings time.

 The kids took my camara and took some interesting photos.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Friday, July 20, 2012

Katie - on the move

Katie is 7 months old and is constantly on the move. We are in trouble now!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

John - a week in review

This week, John was home alone... no, I didn't abandon him. But his three big sisters went to YMCA Science camp and made rockets to shoot in the air. He was home without their influence. He was able to play with all the play dough toys without sharing. He watched what he wanted to watch on TV... but it was rarely ever on. He played what he wanted and when he wanted. He even made his own sandwich today. He has battled with boredom and loneliness... but in all - it was a good week!

Sunday, July 15, 2012


We are finally done with our school year! Yes!

Just 15 minutes ago, Abbie finished her final test in math. Both girls finished with flying colors.

We will have a 5 month break and start back at the end of August.

What am I using for next year?

6th grade (Maggie)
BJU Press - Pre Algebra
Spell to read and write
World of Science - My fathers world.
Mystery of History

4th grade (Abbie)
Teaching Textbooks Math 4
Spell to read and write
World of Science - My fathers world.

Mystery of History

Grade 1 (Amie)
Spell to read and write
Mystery of history
Kumon - My first book of money

Pre K (John)
Spell to read and write
Mystery of history
Kumon - My first book of cutting

Happy July!