Wednesday, March 23, 2011


is one of the reasons I so enjoy homeschooling:  the fact that I'm right there when one of my kids makes a connection, and I get to see the light-bulb moment.

This afternoon, between thunderstorms, Velvet and I were outside watching the chickens and she picked up a burr she found lying on the ground.  We tossed it at each other a few times, laughing as it stuck to our clothing - it wouldn't stick to jeans, but loved her long-sleeve T and my fuzzy sweater.  She held it in her hands, taking a really close look at it, and then said,
"Hey mom.  Is a burr where they got the idea for Velcro?"
Yes, indeed.

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