You know that section at the beginning of Tom Sawyer, when Tom convinces another kid that whitewashing a fence is a privilege? Then the kid not only does the white washing, but pays him for the opportunity.
I felt like Tom was in my school room yesterday. I gave Kate a couple of pages to do in astronomy, one of which was a crossword puzzle. Kate isn't a fan of these puzzles. They require some patience, proper spelling, and neat handwriting to work. I left her to it and was working on dinner.
Then I hear, "Gabby, don't you want to come help with this? They are so much fun!"
Gabby came out for a few minutes, but pretty soon, smarter than Tom's mark, she left Kate to the work.
I can only wonder what is to come!
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