Dominic, age 2 years: Despite what this picture depicts Dom has been much more agreeable to having his photo taken as of late. Yes, I have to bribe him but he plays along well enough. Hopefully we will be out of the woods with that particular fun phase here shortly. While his siblings do their homework he commandeers his sister's iPad and watches her Moana videos on repeat, which he sings along with time and time again.

David, age 4 years: His homework isn't a requirement of his teachers, but it is of ours. It's just one sheet a day mainly practicing coloring and penmanship. He usually likes to make patterns with the colors, especially when writing his name. I think it makes him feel like he's a big kid like his sister to have to sit down at the island and work when she does. We also go over her sight words with him as well because, why not?

Letty, age 6 years: Her weekend homework involved reading three short books three times each, plus going through her word ring three times, plus reading ten minutes a day. It's a painful process for us all but we are definitely seeing progress with her sight words... She loves the reading portion most of time which is such a good thing for obvious reasons. Matt had to take over though yesterday because she's oil and I'm water and we were getting along just splendidly.

Past weekly shots found here.



  1. you know you're not a parent reason # 29873987 is i had to google what sight words are. it's fine. i'm gonna see myself out. but seriously so proud of mr david! and dom can gladly see himself out with the lack of photo taking. and letty and the oil and water - totally normal! happy monday my friend

    xoxo cheshire kat

  2. Ha! Ace and I are the same way. He's the boss, but I'm the actual boss, and then Chris can just take over. For right now while he's home....then it's back to my head spinning ways.

  3. cute babies of yours!! and wow, that seems like a lot of homework?! maybe i am crazy but man... school is hard! and these sight words i am new to. i don't think they taught them that way when we were little? not that i remember anyway!!! but you are so right... david will just be ahead of the curve if you start him now!!! go mama!!!

  4. Enjoy the bribing while it lasts! Mason eventually figured me out and now I can’t bribe him for anything. He despises pictures. I can’t be mad though…I was the exact same way as a child. I love that you guys make David do the homework even if not required by the school. It will pay off one day for sure. For Letty…have you seen the fun games on Pinterest you can do for site words? I have friends that are teachers and they swear by the games!


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