After the days out of school due to the snow storm started to run together, I decided the boys needed some structure before their brain cells all dissolved and slipped away into oblivion. They began doing worksheets in math and reading, and I came up with a few special projects.
One day, I told them they all had to write compositions. But these weren't just any compositions. They had to write an original scary story. With pictures! And that evening, the grand finale would be getting to read them to their dad and I with the lights out, by camping lantern. You wouldn't believe how excited three little boys were about this special treat.
They worked very diligently on their scary stories. Cort wrote about a zombie goldfish. Reid wrote about a werewolf called Reid. And Pierce wrote about an evil chatbot.
True to form, they read their stories to us that evening, by camping lantern. We all shivered with delight and applauded. See, busywork really can be fun!