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!!