Wednesday, January 17, 2007

An "Unschooling" Kind of day

This morning, I decided to start school with a craft project. It's been too long since we did something fun like that, and Bear loves to make things. She and Deco both got suncatcher making kits for Christmas and I thought today would be the perfect day. She was SO excited! Deco's so funny, though. We got about 8 minutes into the process of putting the miniscule little beads into the little wire frame and I realize that I'm the one sitting at the kitchen table, doing all the work, and he's back in the schoolroom, playing with his pirate ship.

I said, "Deco, do you want to come and do this or should I put it away until you're interested in it?"
He said, "Oh, just put it away until I'm intwested, Mom." (He says his "r's" like Elmer Fudd!)
"Do you just want me to finish it?" I asked.
"Yeah!" he replys.

I guess he's just not the crafter that his sister is! But, hey, I enjoyed it!

The whole process took a lot longer than I thought it would, so it was 11:00 before we got done. Then I got a call from the optrician's office at the mall saying that the contacts that I had ordered were in, so I decided that we needed to get out of the house. A little lunch at Chick-Fil-A, a little playtime on the indoor playground, and then back home. Bear read a book to us and I decided that we'd call it a day. I think that after dinner, she and I might make some chocolate chip cookies...or maybe we'll do that tomorrow. Today was a good day, though!!


Sherri said...

We've been having a lot of those days this week. I told the kids that they are going to have to work really hard today to catch up.
Monday, we were off. Tuesday, I stopped school in the middle of the day with the idea to get grocery shopping overwith. We ate out that day and got groceries..had a very fun day. Yesterday, we finally got some winter weather...only sleet, but still. I wasn't going to make them sit at the table doing work when there was sleet and mixed snow to play in. We got a little stuff done in the afternoon, but had to stop and get ready for church., we have to get serious!!
About the suncatchers...we have done a couple of those. You are right..they are VERY time consuming. I have one of them hanging on my kitchen window right now...I love it :)!

mamaduk said...

Pretty suncatchers! Unschool-y days are fun.