I love it when

the kids are so thoroughly engaged in school that they barely notice when I pick up my camera and snap pictures.

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“We ain’t got time for you, Mom.  Way too busy picking out 10 vocabulary words.”

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“Hmmmm . . . . . .I am picking out the hardest words.  Which words will be likely to stump my big brother?”

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“I am taking my list of favorite vocabulary words and making a test for my siblings.  Let me see . . . .which synonym should I choose for the word mundane?”

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“Shhhh! . . . . .I am concentrating on making the best test I can make.”