Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Football rules and ping pong ball cannons...

I love our history program (Story of the World). It's definitely written by a boy mom. Some of the lessons have parental warnings: Caution, parents, this section may be disturbing for some children. That's how I know it'll be enormously popular at my house. This week we learned that the Ottoman Turks attacked Constantinople with cannons in 1453. The lesson included instructions for making your own cannon out of ping pong balls, toilet paper tubes, paper clips, plastic wrap, tape and rubber bands.* It was a hit.

"Mommy, I think we need a new rule. No kickoffs in the dining room."

*In the interest of honesty, I have to say that this is the kind of stuff I wish we did every week, but I don't get to it nearly that often.

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  1. Reminds me of the time John crawled into the grand piano to retrieve a tennis ball!


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