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Sunday, January 06, 2013

The Chalkboard and Moggers

About a year or two ago, Lindsey Widstrom gave us a really big chalk board. I don't know where she got it, but she probably stole it from a classroom, I'm guessing. So I just decided I was going to write a blog post about the chalk board so I was trying to dig up all of my pictures of it, in every stage of its life that it has had since being with us, but I couldn't find them all. And I don't want to put too much energy into trying to find them, because then I would probably just not post anything. Below is a picture of Lindsey and Roxanne. There is a funny butterfly border on that picture, so ignore that.


When we moved into our new house, Roxanne designated on little area of the living room as her "school" area. She teaches school lessons, mostly to Friday but also sometimes to her stuffed animals or anyone else who will listen. So we hung the chalkboard there and she comes up with a different subject she wants to teach every month or so, and me and her work together to creat an educational illustration for it. The picture below was from when she wanted to teach about the organs of the body:

Then she wanted to teach about the United States of America. We had to use my handy dandy projector to trace the lines out. That's Rocket's head in the front:

I think for the past 5 years Roxanne has asked for a cash register for Christmas. I always ignored her because I thought a cash register was a babyish toy. But this year I finally set out to find one she would like. I found a cute one on Etsy (as you see in the photo below, lower left hand corner).

This week she decided to turn her school into a store (Friday had had enough of her lessons anyways, and whenever she would say "school time!!!!", Friday would run away). So we created this store on the chalk board. She actually did most of the work on this one. And her store is called "Marvelous M". They sell accessories- purses, hats, lipstick, vases and even football helmets.

In conclusion, we have a chalk board, and we do stuff on it. So that's interesting, right? I'm such a mom blogger. I wonder if I could coin the term "mogger". It refers to a mom who blogs about her kids because she believes her kids are more interesting than other people's kids, and therefore, everyone on the Internet should read about them. I could post some links to some mogger blogs so you could understand what a mogger is, but I wouldn't want them to find out.



jody said...

wow. I feel like a very inferior mother right now. Which I think is the point of being a "mogger."
So good job.

I'm kidding. Mostly.
I love this.
So fun.

Holly said...

yes, I agree, so fun.
and you can link me...I won't be offended ;-)

Naomi Haverland said...

Haha! Both of you guys have way more mogging rights than me.