sorry to hear of your miscarriages
. You should definately come hang out with us here, http://www.mothering.com/discussions...70#post8366470
(just jump right in!) and also maybe here, http://www.vancouverhomelearners.ca
if you're looking for more local homelearney people. Have you ever been to the Strathcona homelearner drop-in (especially since it sounds like you live nearby?) If you did come to the drop-in, and my kid bit your kid or something like that, I apologize!
Just kidding, but if you've been and it was too nutso, I apologize for that too -- that seems to be the general mood there often, though it is quieting down a bit, and we have invented "the quiet room" where some of the older kids gather and create muggle newspapers, play school (complete with questionable math instruction), and other activities that don't involve the crazy antics of the rowdies in the other room, or the grabby toddlers (though toddlers are allowed in the quiet room, of course). We also invite parents to organize art projects or activities, science projects, etc but these are super low-key, and kids can participate or not.alima
, I love your son's waffle project! Just think of all the unauthorized skills he is developing!
Today is just another relaxed day here on our little island, after a busy day yesterday, complete with a guided tour of the farm at UBC, seeing 'Hurricane on the Bayou' and the grossology exhibit at Science World, and a birthday party in the evening where the birthday family rented out this place with a bunch of bouncy castle/slides/riding toys/ping-pong/airhockey/basketball hoops/etc...I had a chance to show off my sadly underused hoops skills, which was fun!
Later in the week we're going on a tour of a mining museum nearby, complete with hardhats and goldpanning!
On saturday my daughter wants to go to an audition for the musical 'Annie' where she would have to perform a song... I am amazed that she is so excited and totally not nervous to do this, but with only 4 days to prepare a song, I'm fearful that she'll freak out on the day of it, and be afraid to go to auditions in the future (she really, really loves acting). She knows that the other kids will have had a lot more experience, she is a little younger than most of them, and she won't likely get the part. She is ok with all of that. The place is about an hour from our house, including a 20 minute ferry ride, so I'm actually not that keen to do that on a regular basis, in the event that she does get a small role. There is a little acting troupe here on our island that I just heard about, so I'd like her to get involved with them instead, but I feel like since she is so confident and comfortable with the idea of going to this audition, that I am discouraging her by talking her out of it. But, luckily, we have a big summer block party in our old neighborhood on the same day as the audition, so it's pretty easy to sway her with that -- but am I holding her back from a really great experience (the contact at the theatre co. was really encouraging, and said the directors were really nice, etc) or does my line of thinking that she should maybe have a little more experience under her belt, so she doesn't place so much emphasis on THIS audition (where she will be underprepared, so likely more uncomfortable) and ruin her desire to act in "real" plays???
I'm not normally so
: , I apologize
It seems like one of those things that could be great, or disastrous...