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Capital W Washington

I think the next sentence will sum up my 2010 A to Z challenge experience. I caught up on Sunday, just to get behind on Monday. Here it is Tuesday morning and I’m a day late again. I hope to catch up today and then finish the month strong. We shall see.

I have been to D.C. a number of times in my life. The most memorable was our family trip in 2010. I can’t believe its been 10 years. Here are some pics from our trip.

For more a to z carnival click here. To see my W from my Home School Dad blog in 2015 click on Bob Wallace.

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Capital H Honolulu

4 state capitals begin with the letter H: Harrisburg, PA, Hartford, CT, Helena, MT and of course Honolulu, HI. I chose Honolulu not because it’s the only state of the 4 I haven’t been to but because of its role as a mnemonic device.

As part of teaching our home schooled children the state capitals we have often made up and employed mnemonic devices. We ask questions like Whats the capital of Alaska (You know … Juneau) or Who’s the Boss of Massachusetts ? (Boston). Our youngest daughter is name Lucy and we used to call her LuLu. So that’s how we remember Hawaii’s capital by emphasizing the lulu in Honolulu.

I want to take this time to remind the readers that the purpose of my theme is not to give you many or any great insights on the capitals but to randomly riff on the capitals and in so tell you more about me and my family than stuff you can already find on Wikipedia.

For more (and probably better) a to z to challenge posts click here.

To see my first A to Z H post click on 2012 the first year I participated.

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J is for Just Married (21 years ago) ,

We now interrupt the Sherman themed A to Z challenge for my marriage. When it comes to A to Z challenge and other aspects of blogging I can get a little out of control. I can spend more time choosing songs and linking videos than I do on the actual important things in life. 21 years ago today I married my best friend. She still is my best friend and I don’t want to spend a moment of our anniversary linking eyore and Mary Poppins videos. Life with Amy is certainly a Jolly Holiday and while we enjoy our anniversary together lyrics and videos will have to wait their turn. I had hoped to get ahead last weekend so the J and K videos would post in my absence but then I wouldn’t be able to tell you how great my wife is.

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They Call it Puppy Love

I wrote this post 10 years ago. Lucy is no longer a morning person and just this evening at dinner, we were talking about the puppy on the floor days.

Home School Dad

Every morning my youngest daughter wakes me up. You know how some people are morning people, and wake up eager for the day to begin? That’s my daughter. Other people welcome morning like a warden welcomes jailbreaks. That’s me. Yet each morning she scampers in the room with unbridled enthusiasm. Always going to my side of the bed always saying the same thing:

“Let’s be a puppy on the floor!”

Every morning, always the same, let’s be a puppy on the floor. And every morning, generally against by better judgement, I crawl on the floor with her, barking and yipping. I am not sure how this ritual began, and often, I am unsure why I let it continue. There are only two reasons why I endure this perpetual puppy practice:

1) I don’t think she enjoys anything in this world more than playing puppy with her Dad.

2) Some time…

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