I have read my share of homeschooling articles, talked to many a woman who school their kids and I have done preschool activities with both kids on a fairly regular basis. No schedule, no plan really, just building memories and having fun.
Then I realize that if my dd was only 3 weeks older, she would be going to school as a kindergartner. AAAAACCCCCKKKKK! Since my sweet dh isn't totally sold on the whole homeschooling experience (he doesn't mind me doing it, just something he doesn't want to do!) I have told myself that this year is my pretend Kindergarten. So school it is and it is for real, kinda.
Now I am remembering all of my friends laments about their children bawking at school, discussing real tricks to get them to buy into school and all of their vents about their day. Day 2 and it is HARD!! LOL! Can't school just be a TV program about letter sounds?? Hey, wait, I used that - Letter Factory!!!
Anyhoo, Kylie is loving her school, it is Luke that is making me chuckle. He sits down and follows along and two minutes in he pronounces that "I am done!" And promptly gets up and walks off. I have some fun things for him to do throughout the morning but his little personality is so different than Kylie's at that age. He just makes me laugh.
Little House in the Big Woods , Little House on the Prairie , Wind in the Willows , Marry Poppins, The Ordinary Princess ,Farmer Boy, On the Banks of Plum Creek, The Incredible Journey, The Boxcar Children,
soft sounds of breathing, people reuniting at airports, giggles, the smell of cooking food when it is cold outside, pencils scratching on paper, the smell of books, hugs,space heaters in the basement,good music,warmth of the sun,stolen moments with my husband, children playing, fun neighbors, spontaneous trips, fun toys, spending time with friends, dinner out, soft breaths of sleeping children, pool time, bright flowers on the porch, spontaneous outings, sun kissed cheeks, movie nights,
Making the Most of Where We Are Planted
Hike, Gold Mine, walk downtown, take a bus, ride the train,