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So, I've been thinking for awhile now that I want to start a blog or "online journal" just keeping track of what me and my kids are doing each day. I thought it would be fun to look back on and also to share with other unschoolers what a typical day might look like for us. I want it to be real, showing the days when we are pretty "lazy" to the outside world and also the days when we are more active and "out and about". LOL!
I am well aware of what the outside world thinks of some of the days that we have, and today is a perfect example. In our family, these days are some of the most important days because we need this time to decompress and spend time doing what we each individually love. I'll start by journaling about today...
Yesterday I went to Walmart and bought some nightlights. It seems that all of the nightlights in our house decided to go out at once. My 4 year old has been having nightmare without his nightlight and making his way into my bed. I got him a nightlight that projects the planets onto his ceiling. He didn't get into bed with me last night and says his nightmares are gone. Thank goodness.
I stayed up late last night watching shows because I just wanted more time to think by myself, then Baby Eddy woke up kind of early so we were out of bed by 7am. When i woke up, 4yo and 2yo were up with the light on in their room. 4yo was wiping something up from his bedroom floor. Apparently the cat had puked, lol. We all help at our house and he is learning to clean up his own messes, so it was just natural for him.
I've spent the morning listening to video about how play is important for kids to learn, catching up with several groups and duties that I have on facebook: Human Milk 4 Human Babies, Trust Birth, etc. The boys watched Pink Panther on Netflix instant and played Lego Star Wars on the Wii. Husband got home from work about 7:30 and made the boys some toast and banana for breakfast while I demonstrated to him some of the new sign language I had learned the day before.
I laid Baby Eddy down with daddy in bed for a nap (he was begging to nurse and have a nap as usual.) That's where I am now. I spent some time on the Full Spectrum Doula Network (like this site for doulas!) The boys are playing Mario Cart on the Wii, but 2yo is whining b/c it's not what he really wants to do, LOL. 4yo is dancing around and can't sit still while playing the game. Would they allow that in school?!
I'll spend some time posting a couple of articles I wrote on Pregnancy.BellaOnline.com and NaturalFamilyToday.com . I doubt we will leave the house or do any special "projects" today. But it's only 9:50 am and we've already done quite a bit.
This week I bought a couple of homeschool items from a church friend of mine. One is a Weaver project where you sew a person and then all their organs to fit in their body! The other is a blow up globe which I think 4yo will really enjoy, as he's really interested in the states, countries, and geography. He also got a game for the computer a couple of weeks ago that teaches some geography. It's by Jumpstart I think. Maybe we will get the globe out today, that will be up to 4yo.