When Dad takes over homeschooling

28 Nov

Which can also be called, homeschooling the cowboy way!!!

Sometimes I take full advantage of the cowboy being home and I turn homeschool over to him for a couple of days a week. And it’s always interesting what he feels like a preschooler needs to know.

To start: How to wire a truck bed….commonly called how to keep your daughter from repeating the words you say to her mommy.

This was a learning moment for Mommy. Apparently, if you have an out of control child, there is an easy way to handle the situation.

Just stick her in a bucket.

Only a cowboy would think of that. The cowboy’s parents used to tie him onto a saddle and let the old mare walk around with him. The cowboy knows that if I happened to look out the window and see a horse walking around with our daughter tied on the back that he’d have to leave the county. Quickly.

Call me overprotective. I guess the bucket is safer.

One day, the cowboy looks forward to never having to shoe his horses again. I have an idea that’s why we have children.

He says she’s the perfect size to be a farrier. She doesn’t even have to bend over. And she has a perfect view for telling if the horse is limping. And she’s too little to mind if the hoof is covered with poop…

Then he figured it would be a great idea if she could get the horses ready and loaded for him. All he’d have to do is get in the truck and go.

Then the cowboy teaches Dally all about feeding the colts. Ironically, the safest place for a little girl in the middle of a lot of a couple dozen rowdy horses is in the feed trough. She’s too noisy to be mistaken for hay.

And since he’s been looking for a new header, he thought he’d teach Dally some of his arena skills.

Swing that rope, baby!!!

But at the end of the day, what she comes away with is much more. An appreciation for her dad, for nature and for the cowboy way. And to never squat with your spurs on.



One Response to “When Dad takes over homeschooling”

  1. tracy yandell December 3, 2009 at 11:25 am #

    glad dad gets to spend time teaching them the cowboy way. The will cherish that for the rest of their life.

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