Tuesday Teatime: with the in-laws

I have been enjoying your thoughts and guidance all month and wanted to share a picture of our teatime we had last Tuesday.  My in-laws (still on the fence about homeschooling since she taught for years in the public school system) were visiting and they joined us.  We all read some funny poems we had found both online and in a library book (except for 3-year-old Molly who just giggled).  When we had all read a little and I declared my son (age 6) “free” he actually said, “I want to do more!”  Wow!

Since it was a warm day we substituted chocolate milkshakes for tea but the candles still made it cozy.

Thanks again for all you do!

Brave Mom in VA

And to go with today’s teatime, here is a poem for February (Black History Month). If your kids don’t know about the Civil Rights Movement or the Jim Crow laws, this poem is a powerful way to introduce them to that darker period of our country’s history.

The following poem is one of my favorites by Hughes.

Langston Hughes

Merry Go Round


Where is the Jim Crow section
On this merry-go-round,
Mister, cause I want to ride?
Down South where I come from
White and colored
Can’t sit side by side.
Down South on the train
There’s a Jim Crow car.
On the bus we’re put in the back—
But there ain’t no back
To a merry-go-round!
Where’s the horse
For a kid that’s black?

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