the network for radical unschooling families
Today I spent £3 on a new steering wheel on a stand for our Wii - I almost didn't buy it but the children begged and I made myself remember that £3 isn't really much, between four children.
We got back from town around 5.30pm and the children have been playing with it almost non-stop. First playing Mario Kart properly, seeing if they could go faster with a wheel than a nunchuk, then onto taking 'driving tests' on the time trials (you pass is you get round without hitting anything). Having passed his test David then set up a taxi service, pausing the game at intervals to pick up and set down the girls; they've invented an entire town around various points of the racetracks, the favourite 'shop' being a point in Rainbow road where they can collect 'starbits' to feed their imaginary Lumas.
Now it's after 2 in the morning and they're still going strong, though two of them have stopped to draw pictures of their adventures.
I'd better remind them soon that they need some sleep before the lesson tomorrow.