Wednesday, 25 July 2012
Sun Is Shining
My normal blogging window is during the afternoon episode of Scooby Doo on CBBC, a children's BBC channel here in the UK, but today we had friends over visiting so I thought it would be nice to watch it altogether as they are Scooby fans too. Shortly after the episode started E, 5, who had decided not to watch as he had seen it before, came to me and said:-
"If I read six pages of Peter and Jane can I have this?" thrusting a picture on the tablet of a toy at me. I said "Yes." Mostly because it is easier to say "Yes" then see how it goes but also because it has been weeks since we've done any book reading and I really didn't think he would concentrate for six pages but you know what. He did!! Impressed.com
Seven years along the home ed road we've stopped at a variety of hotels, camp~sites and motels when it comes to friends but the friends we saw today have there from the start and intellectually, ideologically are probably the most closely aligned to us. They had been to the little conference a few weeks back and we had a good chat about that.
In Other News
Grandma put the beach tent in the garden before she left this morning and it has been played in for ages.
We went to the local park but it was really too hot so we didn't stay long.
E has played soldiers in the garden, S has made smoothies with her friends, shown them her rocks and requested cucumber slices to place on their eyes, I found O this morning awake looking at stories happily on his own.
In many respects, for the next few weeks at least, we will probably resemble most peoples idea of home educators. Largely at home doing low key stuff til we can properly gallivant again in September.