In keeping with my slacker style, we skipped our book work yesterday for a “Sunshine Day”. When winter clouds bring gloom, without even a hint of fun snow, it’s easy to get on each others nerves. Once the thermometer reached 55° I decided it was time to go play outside!
(according to TaderBug, their jackets got wet and they just HAD to come off… you know, because mud is different…it’s not wet right?)
Well, they were just having so much fun soaking up the vitamin D, and learning very scientific hands on information regarding the effects of water on soil, sand, concrete, baby dolls, cotton pants, and cats. I didn’t have the heart to bring them inside. (Or, maybe I was just enjoying the peace and the opportunity to do a load of dishes without stopping 15 times to dry my hands and button a costume or clasp a necklace or wipe someones bum!)
After a very warm bubble bath (it took two baths to get it all off), we gathered all our silly instruments in the living room. My little sweeties insisted on providing accompaniment to my attempts at practicing piano. I cannot even begin to describe how difficult it is to play “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” with a 4 year old drummer and a 7 year old guitar player!
This morning, anticipating short attention spans caused by a light dusting of snow, I decided to have Doodle’s tackle her schoolwork before the sun came up and she could see the white wonderland outside. I’m not dumb enough to wake her up that early on purpose… but since she was up….
While she finished up her Math Quiz, I worked up a little story page for her to do for fun. I’ve added it here and to my Free From Me page! It’s a pdf file and includes a big box on top to draw a picture! There is a list of words to help new spellers and new writers with their sentences. This page has a ‘Park’ theme!
It took Doodles a few tries to really understand what I was asking her to do; however, now that the story page is done she is following me around trying to finish the story. I’m not sure why I thought I could say ‘just two sentences’ and have that actually work!
The handwriting is sloppy thanks to our lazy attitude this morning but the story was told…
Time to eat some oatmeal and bundle up for the blizzard (NOT).
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