Monday, February 18, 2008

Burying Blackeye: A Homeschool Park Day Moment

Last week at our Norfolk Homeschool Park Day, the kids found a dead bird. Shira and Benny immediately took charge of burying it:

After I had been coerced into filming the burial process, I let Benny have the camera for further procedural records.

He and Jillian made this grave marker:

And had a funeral:

Please note the following:

1. No child's hands touched the bird -- they handled it with sticks.
2. In the second movie, the voice you hear is Jillian's, and she is five.
3. Both Jillian and Shira wept over the bird, but Benny was fine. In fact, he even got a valentine from Jillian out of the whole experience:

Homeschoolers with soul!


  1. Anonymous4:51 PM

    Awwww. Moments like these go a long way towards building loving, empathetic little people who grow up to be loving, empathetic big people. On a personal note, I am glad to see we are not the only ones who hold bird funerals!

  2. Demmit Melina, now I have that song in my head! Boongboongbongbingboongbongbingbing...