You take a video of her, of course.

The girls are memorizing the books of the Old Testament. I happen to have been a first prize Bible drill winner and highly impressed their young strong minds with my mad skillz. Forgive the lack of makeup, the dishoveled left overs of yesterdays’ hair style and the fact that I’m clinging tightly to my morning coffee. Forgive me, I’m a dork, alright. But I challenge you to try to beat my swift 16 second recitation. My kids think I’m a genius. And I was tired of saying it over and over for them, so now they can just push play.
We are easily amused at the Wadsworth household.

Post Edit: Y’all are far too kind about the whole make-up thing but let a southern girl tell ya, it’ll be hard to ever break the make-up habit. And further more, lest you think that’s the natural me, what I meant by ‘no make-up’ was that I only had powder, blush, concealer and brow groomer on. Make-up is to me what hair was to Samson.

Which brings me to my next point. I showed the girls the following video after we studied Samson today. Because I’m not the only parent who is a dork. Amen.

40 comments on “What do you do when your mom is a dork?”

  1. I love this… you are so beautiful with or WITH OUT make up. I think you should go without more often! I might can say them faster than you… but my kids aren’t old enough to video tape me saying them. I may have to play this for them and they can say “Edie taught me the Old Testament books!” Miss you and hope you all are doing well!!!! xoxo D

  2. Ha- I was just about with you- I need to practice!:) Great job- that’s job not Job!- a little O.T. humor there…very little;)

    I learned the books of the Bible in VBS back in the day (I’m 57:) – crazy how it stays with you when you learn it when you’re young.

    Love the video- you look beautiful!

    Linda C

  3. Yep. You are good and look great with no make-up. My kids were Bible Drill Winners, too. Amazing how young minds soak this stuff up.

    And I really thought you’d have a deeper Southern accent for some reason.

  4. That was super fast. You look great. I don’t wake up in the morning looking that good. With this kitchen remodel work and most days I’m pretty sad looking. LOL


  5. that’s awesome! what a fun mom. love how things that we memorize as a child stick with us….i can still sing the presidents to the tune of yankee doodle that i learned in 2nd grade….that was probably 21 years ago! happy thursday lady! xoxo

  6. We will be starting in a couple of weeks. I want to begin a bit earlier with reading to the kids. This will be a fun and slower way to jump in. I am using IEW for the first time. I am currently reading a Thomas Jefferson Education and absolutely love it. I also want to read Susan’s book The Well-Trained Mind. We use SOTW, too and are on volume 4. Love it. Thanks for the links to her videos. Can’t wait to have some time to view them.


  7. You are so cute! I have enjoyed your blog for a while now (I found you when another blog I read referenced your gorgeous painted cabinets), but this post made me love you. I do not have kids yet, but I read your homeschooling plans and procedures and I just love them and hope I can do them one day. Plus I need to get those OT books down…I’ve got the first 5, its those last few/the rest of them that get me πŸ˜€

  8. too awesome for words. if that’s what you look like without makeup, then by all means…go without it more often.

    mad, mad, mad skillZ
    very impressed.

    now, when you get a chance, show me some more of your lake house. pretty please.

  9. You are gorgeous. Either you are just genetically blessed to not have dark circles…or you have found a cure. If it’s the latter please do dish. If it’s the former, I hate you. πŸ™‚

    Love the memorization. That’s probably why you were a doctor and I am not. I do well to memorize my ss#.

  10. I am pretty fast with Genesis through the 1/2nds … and then I pick up speed again with Hosea, but almost always switch up the last four.

    I do think I could beat you in a race to say the preamable to the Constitution. I memorized that in fourth grade. I’m the only person I know who knows it!

  11. You’re so cute πŸ™‚ I can sing the songs of The New Testament really fast too πŸ™‚ maybe I need for my boys to time me πŸ˜‰ heeehee πŸ™‚

  12. I am so impressed!! I use to know them and now I am going to teach them to the kiddos and myself again…Thanks for the motivation. And this semi Southern girl always puts her face on too, and when I say no make up I mean besides the under eye concealer eyeliner and mascara. I need no help in the brows department πŸ˜‰

  13. Tim’s audience does seem a bit subdued! We love him from Cletus Take the Wheel and the Homeschool Family.

    For some reason I can’t play your clip – argh. Will try again. Power to the Mom!

  14. Tim’s audience does seem a bit subdued! We love him from Cletus Take the Wheel and the Homeschool Family.

    For some reason I can’t play your clip – argh. Will try again. Power to the Mom!

  15. DANG, you got some MAD SKILLZ! Seeeeeeriously! I thought I was awesome because I can name all of the NEW Testament…although it takes me 2 minutes because I have to sing them in a song! haha!

  16. You are beautiful, with or without makeup. I don’t think I’ve ever heard anyone recite the OT books so fast. Oh and my family has been watching Tim Hawkins videos all week long. He is absolutely hysterical!

  17. Oh my goodness! My fiance and I discover Tim Hawkins last week and have had a good time listening to all of his songs. And great job with the Old Testament. I’ve got half of them memorized still from middle school, but I definitely can’t do them that quickly!

  18. ROFL I just read your edit! that is MY no make up too, LOL! And I have discovered a new little jewel of a make up company that is having reach for it over my MAC powder, bronzer and eyeshadows. However, I still LOVE me some MAC eyeliner and lipstick! πŸ™‚

  19. Edie–just wanted to tell you that my 2.5 year old niece knows the books of the Bible because of a song. Her dad, my brother, put the books to “Old MacDonald Had a Farm”. She really knows them all, try it out.

    God Bless you!

  20. So funny! I am a makeup gal too and have promised myself that I would put my face on before school so my children would not have to look at a scary face all day!! I usually don’t get all the way through eye makeup, but it’s my goal! I never care if my hair is fixed or not, but I do have some priorities;)

  21. Phew…I feel totally “freed up” knowing you have concealer on. Concealer is to me what paint is to wood…you know…makes it look a whole heck of a lot better. πŸ™‚

    You’re still gorgeous.

    I’m able to attend Blissdom this next time so I really hope I get to meet up with you and chat a bit. I will try not to be too obvious about my infatuation. πŸ˜‰

  22. oh how i love tim hawkins……he is so funny.
    i laughed so much at his show.

    your video is fabulous.
    you’re beautiful.
    and i don’t know how to recite all those.
    i am grateful for the index.

  23. you are hysterical and you are beautiful without make-up!! and your voice is SO calm, as i imagine it must be as you are teaching your girls… sigh. .. πŸ™‚ they are lucky girls!

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