Saturday, 25 September 2010

Unintentional Homeschool Lessons

1) The Kraft Dinner won't cook if you don't turn on the burner on the stove.

2) You can't buy a DODGE brand oil filter at the PONTIAC dealership.

3) The procedure to follow for proper installation of a toilet seat.

4) C. S. Lewis was wise to use his initials. We discovered his "real name" was CLIVE STAPLES. Alisdair thinks he was named after the big box business depot store! We also learned that C. S. Lewis died November 22, 1963 -- the same day as President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. Aldous Huxley also died that day, so the news of Lewis' passing was overshadowed.

5) The word COINER means a counterfeit money maker in the British dialect. This word is used both in "The Magician's Nephew" and in a book about the Bastables we are reading aloud (the latter was published in 1899 -- a 100 years before Alisdair's birth!)

6) Thanks to Michelangelo, if we travelled to Italy to the Sistene Chapel, we could go to church and look up at the ceiling and see naked people. This was a shocking lesson and one discussed at length with his Granny who responded, "Imagine going to church and looking up at THAT!"

7) More exciting lessons to come...


  1. Well done with all your discoveries! Have you discovered the secret code hidden in the Narnia novels yet?