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Monday Mumber Mumbo Jumbo Humbo


Thanks to Kia, again, for making Monday manageable again!

1 – Number of teeth Edward lost last week.  “My incisors are gone!  All I have are molars and canines!  I can no longer say the word ‘the’ beautifully!  I have no front teeth.  The train traveled…hmmm.”

H texted me this up-to-the-minute conversation while I was having dinner with Ashley of Many Sparkling Gems.  She looked at me so quizzically, as I’m sure you are too.

Translation: Edward has now lost all four front teeth and can no longer make the “th” or “tr” sounds just like Cindy from Brady Bunch, who employed a tongue twister book in her own cost-effective form of speech therapy.  (Would that we all had it so easy!)  Later Buddy Hinton, a bully who plagues Peter throughout this episode, aptly entitled “A Fistful of Reasons,” asks to borrow Cindy’s book after Peter knocks out his two front teeth.  “The train traveled” was part of a tongue twister.  The grand part of this tooth loss is that it brings Edward $5.00 closer to paying me back for the games he downloaded to my cell phone.  (Sort of like reading The Wasteland with the notes?)

450 Number of times per day I tell my children not to ‘W” sit…that it will lead to knee and hip replacements in later years…


10 – Number of days my neighbors are gone to the beach and are therefore unable to address the pool water seepage I discussed last week.

6 – Number of days before the “Big Easter Egg Hunt” held at my house…in the mud and pool water seepage.  Bring out yer rain boots!

3 – Number of times Edward asked the hostess at our local Mexican restaurant the definition of a composite number.  “So, how many composite numbers do you think you could name?”

5 – Number of clay items other children completed during a 6-week pottery class.

1 1/2 – Number of items Edward completed during the same class because he chose to harness all his creative energy into the one “pig-mouse” pictured here.  Understandable.  (There is also a claim of a penguin, which is the white lump next to the “pig-mouse.”  Since it has never been painted, I’m hopeful he’s created the amazingly rare “albino” penguin…)


Behold, the “Pig-Mouse!”


I can’t wait for it to grace my mantle!

Posted on 6 April '09 by , under Accidental Homeschooling, Autism Spectrum/Sensory Processing.

18 Comments to “Monday Mumber Mumbo Jumbo Humbo”

#1 Posted by Tonggu Momma (06.04.09 at 23:32 )

Shh… but… Pig Mouse looks a bit like an anteater.

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#2 Posted by mrsbear (06.04.09 at 23:57 )

Standing pool water is going to put a damper on the egg hunt, I think. Is there a way to water and mud proof them?

I remember that Brady Bunch episode, it was one of my favorites, right up there with the episode where Marcia gets a football to the nose or the one where Jan invents a boyfriend named George Glass.

That is a handsome pig-mouse, although might he also have some anteater in his blood?

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#3 Posted by Maddy (07.04.09 at 00:26 )

Aha! There you are. You unplugged yourself or something. Love the pigmouse. Don’t worry unduly, we still can’t say ‘th’ even with a full set of teeth.

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#4 Posted by Peanut (07.04.09 at 02:07 )

Um, I’m ashamed to admit this, because I really love math, but I can’t remember what a composite number is!

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#5 Posted by Stonefox (07.04.09 at 03:08 )

Ha, the composite number question cracked me up! I bet folks notice him coming from a mile around. That is one unforgettable kid.

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#6 Posted by acarlson (07.04.09 at 09:18 )

I have to agree with the others- that pig mouse looks strikingly like an anteater. But I won’t tell. And don’t worry- my children were not as productive in pottery class as others either. We had the “it is better to make one GOOD bowl, than ten lopsided bowls” conversation on every drive home!
I will bring our rain boots, along with our 432 eggs.

#7 Posted by kia (good enough mama) (07.04.09 at 11:56 )

Haha. For some reason, the W sitting thing tickled me today. Perhaps I’m immature? Nah. Couldn’t be.

Thanks for playing Monday Mumbers! 🙂

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#8 Posted by ali (07.04.09 at 17:28 )

I, too, would have to say that it looks more like an anteater than a pig-mouse BUT I’ve never seen a pig-mouse before so who knows?!

If I tried sitting W style, I would be limping for days!

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#10 Posted by April ~ EnchantedDandelions (08.04.09 at 13:12 )

What a great idea (Monday Mumbles)!

Pig-Mouse is a cutie! LOL at the composite numbers. YIKES for the muddy Easter egg hunt. Can’t wait to see pictures from that. ^.^

#11 Posted by kim (08.04.09 at 15:30 )

Oh – we hate to miss the Egg hunt
connor and cole would have LOVED to hunt eggs in all that mud – that is a Boys DREAM
Mud and Candy – AAH
See you when we get back
Love ya

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#12 Posted by Soma (09.04.09 at 13:52 )

Lucky kids! They don’t have to worry about taking Soma for their back pains yet. It’s my first time in your site and I must say, you really have wonderful kids – very creative too!

#13 Posted by Helene (09.04.09 at 16:16 )

It always boggles my mind how kids can sit like that…that, and the child squat (where they stay like that for such a long time that I’m sure they’ll never be able to stand up straight again)

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#14 Posted by kia (good enough mama) (09.04.09 at 21:14 )

Dooooood. Where’d you go?

#15 Posted by Trish @ Another Piece of the Puzzle (10.04.09 at 11:35 )

It’s still better than anything I could make. 🙂

Happy Friday! Just stopping by to let you know I gave you a blog award!

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#16 Posted by Danette (11.04.09 at 04:23 )

I love the “pig-mouse”!

And the W-sitting, I’m glad to hear we’re not the only ones… I am contantly telling Bitty, “fix your legs!” (that was the phrase the OT suggested, and he responds to it most of the time, at least for 2 minutes until he’s back to the W).

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#17 Posted by cbowman (11.04.09 at 22:48 )

lol… that’s quite a pig-mouse. Can’t say I’ve ever seen one of those before. It will certainly be a conversation piece for your guests. 🙂

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#18 Posted by Patty (12.04.09 at 17:40 )

Edward so cracks me up. He and my husband have so much in common. Bil would totally be all over the whole composite number thing, along with being able to quote many series from the 70s and 80s.

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