Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Home Spun comic strip #270
Having pets can be a wonderful thing. They teach children how to act around animals. They make us laugh. They provide material for comic strips.
Homeschooling with pets is another matter. Our cats like to walk across books and papers. They sit in dioramas. They treat art projects as cat toys. And they have had a "special" relationship with any toddler in the house.
Nothing stops a read aloud like two cats tearing through the house at top speed. Cat wrestling is much more interesting than spelling. And how could anyone move on to the next subject when there is a cat cuddled in their lap? "Mom? Can you hand me my math book? Merlin is comfortable, I can't move."
I love having pets. But some days they are just fur covered distractions with claws.