Life is crazy with a newly mobile baby. Seeing a naked-butt baby crawl across the room is just priceless though. My 8yo, Tania, has been getting into cooking lately. She makes her own little creations and is heavy on the presentation aspect. She has also been into writing letters. She has surprised me lately with knowing how to multiply and divide and do percentages. I guess when you have something to apply it to, it makes sense. Unschooling just continues to pleasantly surprise me. We're going to a 40% off fabric sale today, and she informed me that if something is $10, I'll only have to pay $6. She easily grabs mathematical concepts if money is involved.
I'm also rereading the book Unconditional Parenting by Alfie Kohn, and it is helping me so much with trusting my children. He talks about trusting that your children are good, but I am also applying it to trust that my children want to learn and want to grow and that they will do it when they are ready.
Hope you all are having fun with your families. The sun has been making a few guest appearances here in Portland, OR, but I can't wait for it to stick around for a while so we can spend hours and hours outside!