We started back to school a little earlier than most of the homeschoolers around here. Since school schedules were once based on the agrarian calendar (farmers needed their children to help with planting and harvesting), we set ours that way too. We don’t take the regular holidays that public school children take, but  I put in a few days for sickness, unexpected visitors, and general interruptions. Ideally, we will be done before our strawberry patch opens in the Spring.


Last week, which was week 8 for us, was the first week back to our homeschool support gatherings. We meet once a week at the Youth for Christ facility in the neighboring town.  This isn’t a direction that we go very often. So, it provides some interesting conversation about the things we see. The conversation this day went something like this:

Princess: I just saw a camel!
Queen: You did!
Princess: Yes.
Queen: Are you sure it wasn’t a llama?
(They look nothing like camels, but are more likely to be seen as guardian animals on small farms along our route.)
Princess: No, it was a camel.
Prince: Mom, what do you call a camel with no humps?
Queen: A horse? (I knew the answer at one time, but forgot … really)
Prince: No … Humphrey (aka Hump-free)
Queen: Uh.
We traveled about a mile more
Prince: Princess, what do you call a camel with no humps?
Princess: Hump-free
Prince: (under his breath) DARN!

I’m linking to Tiny Talk Tuesday to thank her for hosting.

The grass is green. It’s good to be

date Tuesday, September 21, 2010

4 comments to “Humphrey”

  1. Jenilee
    September 21, 2010 at 8:58 AM

    very cute! :) we are a homeschooling family as well and are in week 7. we started a little earlier too because it was so HOT and the girls didn't want to play outside so we started school. lol we will have some nice breaks over the winter too though. love homeschooling! nice to meet you! visiting from tiny talk!

  1. kewkew
    September 22, 2010 at 1:58 AM

    Love the whole conversation, but got a real chuckle over the ending. The joke is cute too. I am stopping over from Tiny Talk, it is nice to meet you, we are a homeschooling family, though the girls are only 3 1/2, 2 and 5 months old. We started a little late (only week 3 here), and though I am trying to be somewhat structured we are quite relaxed at this age at least.

  1. Mary@notbefore7
    September 22, 2010 at 11:51 AM

    Hey! Cute Cute! Love the "Hump-phrey"...LOL!

    Have a great week!

  1. Melinda
    September 22, 2010 at 4:37 PM

    So cute! My youngest has decided that his new name is Pica Boy. Hmm...wonder if that means he will only grass? :)

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