Saturday, September 22, 2007

Naked prunes

Another week of homeschool is done. This week went much better than last week. I think we are getting into a routine which is great. Currently, I am studying early American history with GA. She is doing great and aced her first unit test. I am also studying the Renaissance with G. This has been a challenge because so much of Renaissance history has to do with Renaissance art.

If you're not familiar with Renaissance art let me remind you that there are a lot of nudes. Nude statues, nude people in frescoes, and so on. I've tried to approach this subject maturely explaining to my son that this was a celebration of the perfection of the human body. His response- non stop hysterical laughter. While viewing Michelangelo's David G said, "oh I just can't stop laughing at that naked prune."
Naked prune? I've heard a lot of names refrence the male anatomy, but I never heard that one before...

What's a mom to do? Just to get through the lessons, I turn a page, let G laugh for about five minutes, cover the offending parts of the picture with a small piece of paper, let him calm down, and then read. While all of this is going on I'm doing my best to act adult, maintain my composure, and not crack a smile. I can't wait to get to the next unit...


The Glasers said...

We have a lot of laughter in our homeschooling day. Today, my NT son was narrating Chapter VI of Rob Roy, and we were discussing this passage: "But, as if to indemnify herself for a uniformity so uncommon in her productions, Dame Nature had rendered Rashleigh Osbaldistone a striking contrast in person and manner, and, as I afterwards learned, in temper
and talents, not only to his brothers, but to most men whom I had hitherto met with."

I said, "Dame Nature must be tired of producing blockheads" because Rashleigh's brothers fit that mold.

David replied without hesitation, "With all the blockheads running around America, Dame Nature is not as tired as you think."

The two of us sat there and giggled for about five minutes over that one, and it took another five to regain our serious composure.

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FXSmom said...

naked prune...I love that!!!

Maddy said...

Ah dear me. Thank goodness he's at home. Can you imagine what a room full of 30 giggling kiddie winkies would sound like! You'd never get through the lesson.