She looked pretty young so I was surprised and asked if she used pounds or stones instead.
"Where you not taught using metric grams, kilograms, meters, centimeters at school?" I asked
"Probably," she said "But I wouldn't have been listening."
and there, any guilt that might have been surrounding my having an indulgent facial on a Friday morning rather than being swept along in the "end of term" fever evaporated on the spot.
She turned out to be 18 with a sought after job in a popular location..........and, in 20 or so years of having facials I have to say my skin has never looked so good as it does today! It is glowing!
Our eldest S, who is 7, and never been to school or nursery has frequently expresses surprise that people learn and are taught about things they are not interested in. She remembers facts about history because she adores history. She files it all away in boxes in brain. Even the knowledge we are examined on we quickly forget. Home education forces you to ask big questions about why you know what you know! Over time I have become very comfortable with S being interest led. In Other News At breakfast we were talking about The Daddy One's watch which needs fixing and S told us that Queen Elizabeth I wore the first watch but thought it was an odd bracelet! We had no idea!S and I walked to the library thinking we were going to collect a history book but it turned out to be a Molly Moon. Along with Jane Blonde these are two series S is really enjoying at the moment. It seemed lots happened when I was out yesterday including sunlight paper printing. I shall have to take a look and report back. S & I made these fabulous cookies this afternoon.
They were the first match on google! Her maths weighing out grams, using the 50g marks on the butter, - the recipe called for hot water on the baking powder and S remarked that it looked like a bath bomb which of course it did! - and using the kitchen aid - I see the day when she can cook without my assistance will soon come.
The Daddy One made all of O's lego cars sets (8201 x2, 8424, 9479, 9484, 8206) for him :)
Just realised E hasn't been on the blog much today. He and I snuggled in and read "Flat Stanley and the Japanese Ninja Surprise" last night.
Scooby Doo remains very popular with the trio. A selection of "What's New Scooby Doo?" "Mystery Incorporated" "Scooby Doo, Where are you?" have been on the menu today