The Firstyears

Our First Years are two sprites known sometimes as Whose-its and Whats-its, and other times as the First Year Boy and First Year Girl (FYB and FYG). They shall not be posting if we can keep them from the computer, and we do intend to do that a few years longer.
A blog is a somewhat public activity, but there are Limits, and were we to permit these two to post, there is no telling what family secrets would be revealed. Visitors to the household are regularly regaled with all the news that has ever occurred within the family in their entire combined life-times. This includes such head-lines as the Lost Tooth, My Friend Abigail, My Tinker-Toys, My Poor Foot, That Boy Who Came to Our House, What Mom Said When the Toilet Wouldn’t Flush, What the Head Girl Did When We Hid Her Math Book and What EquusChick’s Room Looks Like and other such unedifying topics. We are doing our best to be Censors and Squelchers of the Running Historical Commentary.

This won’t stop us from sharing Running Historical Commentary of all their doings, calculated to be of such a nature as to embarrass them for the rest of their natural lives. We see it as our duty, and we are slaves to duty.

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The Head Girl

The Head Girl is a college student who claims to be Practically Perfect in Every Way and miles behind in her homework. We don’t understand how she can be both perfect and keep her homework miles away. Now that we think of it, we don’t understand why she makes her homework remain at a distance of miles behind her. She should allow it to walk beside her and be her friend.
Furthermore, it is our understanding that propinquity of student and homework is necessary if student expects to complete said homework. But who are we to question the Head Girl?

The Head Girl also likes to be known as She Who Must Be Obeyed, which causes the EquusChick to snort in a distinctly horselike fashion.

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The next common-room member is our dear Jennyanydots. She keeps us all in order, finds things lost, comforts those who need comforting, and handles all the artsy-craftsy departments.

We tear things. She sews them. We lose things. She finds them. We break things. She fixes them. We buy things that need to be put together and she puts them together. For Jennyanydots we “now give three cheers- On whom well-ordered households depend, it appears.”

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Further Introductions to the members of The Common Room

Two of our denizens are scientists of high standing in the scientific world (their own private scientific world, you understand), with a peculiar specialization towards the Problem of Pain, as approached by Count Rugen vs. C.S Lewis.

They are always eager to impart their rather macabre (they view it is as informative) theories and facts on various torture procedures to the unsuspect…I mean, the eager student. (Do not be unduly alarmed, however, they never practice on said students.)*

These two Common Room members are EquusChick and Pipsqueak (a youngish teen). EquusChick dispenses horsesense and nonsense. Your job will be to discern betwixt the two. Pipsqueak shall be dispensing something, but she’s not telling what just yet. We do know it won’t be Spelling.

There are many misconceptions about EquusChick (a youngish 20 something), one of them being that she is always in another world. On the contrary, she has been known to have as many as three Sentient Moments per week. During these moments, she has been known to display something that looks surprisingly like Cognitive Intelligence. When she is another world, however, we feel compelled to tell you, for your own safety, that is sometimes Best to Leave Her There.

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Welcome to the Family Blog

Who we are:
A family of nine, homeschoolers, ravenous readers, computer junkies, news addicts and more.

Where we live: in a 1200 square foot house with one bathroom in the country- cornfields as far as the eye can see in front of us, creek and woods behind us.

Further information, compiled by the members of the Common Room:

We are a boisterous family
::editress: No, we are not::

They love to hold heated and loud conversations.
::editress:No, we do not!!!!!!!!!!.::

This should not be taken as poor familial relations but rather as the Irish side ‘coming out.’

Notes on individual family members to be shared in subsequent posts.

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