Saturday, August 01, 2009

Assuaging guilt

So what does a mom do when she's missing her children, feeling bad that she isn't there to do anything fun with them and knowing that they're watching copious amounts of television because that's grandma's way of getting them to rest?

She combs through old magazines, cuts out alphabets, cuts 13 vanguard note cards into half and starts making alphabet flashcards for them. Why? Has this recent quarantining caused her to lose some marbles and decide hot housing her children was the way to make up for lost time?

Nope. Both kids like letters and and they've started showing an interest in trying to identify the alphabets and singing parts of the alphabet song off tune. So I thought instead of constantly having to write the alphabets on scraps of paper that keep getting thrown away for them, I would make them slightly sturdier cards that will last maybe about a week. And since they're made out of scraps, when (and they will) they get destroyed, I'll just chuck 'em and make up a new batch if so required.

My only problem is that I haven't been able to find a good sized J, Q, V, X and Z. I might have to pen those in with a fat felt tip marker if they elude me any longer.

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  1. Hi! I hope you are feeling better! I tried this before too, and found it easier to use Word, just change the fonts. Get well soon!

  2. Turn the red N in the pic around and you get Z