I'm up way too late and need to get to bed, lol. We had a good day today...I am on a weeks vacation from work and don't actually go back till next Thurs as I am part time anyway. I baked bread, and dd and ds and I had blast playing alot of games from a Klutz travel game book I picked up from a second hand store. There were a lot of math type games in it like one where you hold out your hand from behind your back with "x" number of fingers up, and say odd or even (doesn't matter if you are right). When the two of you add your fingers together (eg 8 fingers total), THEN you find out who is right, actually and that person wins (ie: the person who said even). It was neat to see how they both caught on, esp dd, and I have been trying to focus on having fun playing games with her and am not stressing so much about how to unschool math. I sat and colored a bit with ds (he only just now starts to like it) and we made a calender he could cross off to the days of his birthday. Dd worked on a comic book she is doing. I did a bit of prepping my living room walls for the painting I am doing next week, and answered a million questions about things ranging from the solar system to bacteria and we watched the bird that made his nest back where we knocked it down last year, thinking it was abandoned.
The joys of living a learning life!!!
We read a bit this afternoon, and after supper went out for ice cream. We walked through a very old graveyard behind the ice cream shoppe to get to the park, and had a good discussion with the kids about death, etc. Fri we are going to a children's festival in Winnipeg, and are looking forward to it. We go camping next week...ahhh, to homeschool and go camping in June while it is not busy, love it!
Dh has a pt time security job now, on weekends (night shifts) as a security guard at a pharmaceutical plant. It is better then his casual nursing home job where he only got 5 days of work last month. I am part time and have to work 2 weekends out of every 6. So, for one of them the kids will have to stay day and overnight at my MIL's house.
Unfortunately, dh is developing a weird rash on his legs (?poison oak) and is on steroids, but today we noticed one of his ankles is starting to swell and look a little pink on the inner aspect of it, we are *PRAYING* this is not another flareup of his sarcoidosis as he was so sick with it last year and got to the point he literally could not walk and could only stand for a minute or two, long enough to get the kids a quick meal, and was very short of breath, fatigued, etc. It would mean I would have to work more, and I find it hard to do that and feel like a good connected unschooling mom to my kids. I posted about my struggles with his illness last summer and hope we don't go through this again.
BTW, I noticed alot of you blog. I would like to start one but am a bit illiterate computer wise. Can anyone recommend a blog that is fairly easy to use/set up, but has interesting features like a blogroll, is easy to transfer pics/video links to, etc
Glad to be jumping back on this thread and reading what you are all up to!