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10yo: can I do memrise? Me: no. Go to sleep. 10yo: por favor? Me: no. Go to sleep. 10yo: can I go give Daddy a cuddle? Me: no. Go to sleep. 10yo: por favor? Me: na go’i ko sipna 6yo: what does that mean? Me: no. go to sleep! I wanted to wrangle the permission attitudinal in there but couldn’t recall it off the top of my head. Also needed an .


I told 7yo and 5yo they would have to wait a couple of hours for a box of frozen raspberries to defrost. 5yo: How much is a couple? me: Two. Dua. re. 7yo and 5yo: Doo-wop! Doo-wop! Doo-wop! me: [laughing too hard to correct them] This work by ryivhnn is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License

ko sipna

Late night lojban lesson with the stubborn 4yo: me: Do you remember any lojban? mi prami do 4yo: mi prami do, what does dat mean? me: it means “I love you” 4yo: mi prami do gives me a cuddle me: cinba gives him a kiss 4yo: what does dat mean? me: it means ‘kiss’ 4yo: sheen ba! gives me a kiss me: ko sipna, that means ‘go to sleep!’ He’s still not asleep.

Home Ed Program 2013

Now with more detail and split into National Curriculum subject areas as best I can manage (because I fail at reductionism and bureaucracy seems to fail at holism; with some luck perhaps we shall collide in a catalystic rather than confrontational manner somewhere in the middle, and bonus if this helps someone somewhere in some way). The players are an 8 year old boy, a 6 year old girl and a 4 year old boy.

Socially acceptable !schooling: 3-7 Sept 2012

In which I once more attempt weekly updates on the homeschooling side of things. Going to see how I go just writing about the bookwork and if I remember to add the Other Stuff we do as I go (and I found out after reading the curriculum outlines that we actually do most of the stuff in the curriculum without making much effort to do it, wonder how long I can get away with that… :).

vi ma le crino lanme ("Where is the Green Sheep?" translated into lojban)

“Where is the Green Sheep” is a picture book by Mem Fox and Judy Horacek. It’s been a favourite for all three kids and it’s pretty easy (repetitive sentences with one-two word variations). In the interests of LOTE I decided to translate it into lojban for them. Unfortunately, I completely destroyed the lyrical rhyming thing while doing so. Happily it seemed like a mostly straightforward task (which means I’m slowly getting better or conversely I fubared it and don’t realise it yet).

Malay, lojban, and pocket money for bookwork

F=Faham (Photo credit: :Salihan) Not “versus” because it’s not a contest. Not really. I’m about to give up on my Malay Anki deck, mostly because it’s not ordered in a way that makes logical sense to me. I grew up hearing a lot of Malay, sadly I didn’t learn it formally because I couldn’t be bothered going to Malay school on Saturday mornings (I already went to school five days a week, why in the hell would I want to go on a sixth?

Three decades, and some dolls

[minor pseudonymising edits during Drupal to hugo migration for all the good that will do now] I recently hit three decades. I spent most of the actual day finishing up the coding for the site that’s going on the kiosk Sprat and I are doing for the Christmas Island Tourism Association and cleaning for the party on the following day. 4yo requested the whiteboard so I took it down for her, and little arty girl knocked herself out drawing on it.

Catchup, Tapfish economics, cartography and Lojban

[minor pseudonymising edits during Drupal to hugo migration for all the good that will do now] [imported from livejournal and backdated] [this post got a lot of interesting/amusing comments mostly about people apparently annoyed by my decision to use Lojban as the IAL (international auxiliary language) for AEfter Ragnarok - bit sad to lose them] Catchup No posts for a whole year. That might have something to do with being slightly manic with what I calculated was roughly the equivalent of a 24/7/365 on call full time job and two contract/casuals.