Monday, 9 May 2011
Am feeling very frazzled today. The two smallest smalls have taken it in turns to give me the run around, pretty easy when I am not firing on all cylinders, can't say I blame them, it is hard readjusting to one adult around the place but my reserves are running out!
We have been to Horsham Museum today which was a great idea, good to get out and even better to meet up with a couple of lovely fellow home educators. Horsham Museum is amazing, in relation to the size of the town, it is a treasure trove of delights. There are: shells, spears, gems, dinosaur bones found locally, a mummified cat, a penny farthing bicyle, fireman helmets, old farming equpipment, stories of local dragon, unicorn and fairy myths, a display of toys with a moving train, old doll's house and rocking horse, drawers of beautiful jewllery, clothes and shoes, several scale models of Horsham town centre, a jail cell, several old shop fronts, fossils, spears, a display of paintings by local artists and two rooms we never even made it into today. After the museum the smalls had fun in the sand whilst I tried to chat to friends but mostly chased around after an exploring and inquisitive toddler. If ever I moaned about having clingy toddlers in the past then this is payback time Big Small drew round Barbie in her new safari dress when we arrived home. You never know how a museum visit will inspire, what the catalyst will be and when it will spark further learning. Today was no exception, as The Daddy One walked in the gate he was instantly tasked with making a sundial. The one in the garden had been a talking point today but then, so had many other things! Apparently some of the numbers need to be closer together but as a 5 minute project you can see exactly what time he arrives home! I am beyond impressed. Ps There are some gorgeous healthy plants for sale at Horsham Museum in the traditional garden there. I was very tempted by a white jasmine and a lavender and a tiny black bamboo but I knew I couldn't carry them. We'll be back.