Today dc listened to lots of music, danced, looked at books, and then our play-helper came (mother's helper, sort of , but really, she just takes the heat off of me and my tired body for three hours, 3 days/wk- she plays with them and she's awesome!). Then we took garbage to the dump, shopped for food and the two older ones helped a lot, asked questions, continually reaffirmed that "[xyz] would be better if it was 'organic.'"
Then we came home and they sculpted with pipe-cleaners (which they love and will do for an hour at a time or even all day sometimes), ds1 helped dh do dinner dishes while ds2 took on the responsibility of the livingroom floor clean-up, and ds3 took everything back out again, but was happy to put it back again
. Then ds1 had a 'late night' and made brownies with dh and watched an episode of Shark Week on dvd, checking in with me on my basket-weaving project at the kitchen table. He wants to learn how to sew.
Interim activites included rough-housing with daddy, tickling, tackle tag, lots of snacks (they've become voracious again), cape-wearing, and learning about why we don't pick up half-mutilated dead birds from the walkway and then toss them into the rain barrel...
- Good discussion about parasites! And an informative hand-washing session for ds2!
Probably lots more; I can't remember... Onto tomorrow! We have a birthday party to attend; I'm very excited for our dc- they really want to play with other children, but everyone else's children are in school in this community
, and our schedule rarely works out with others'.
I love these threads- I usually just lurk because our dc are still so young, but I guess since our view of unschooling is that life and learning are not distinct from one another, we've been doing it all along, so I thought I'd join in this time!