This week ending 4-21 we had an unexpected break. My home schooled kids decided they wanted to stay with grandparents once Easter was over. We worked it out, and despite my getting sick afterward, it turned out okay. They stayed until Tuesday late morning and then my parents brought them home. I had anticipated cleaning a lot, getting a lot of chores done, maybe moving the kids rooms and purging toys. Obviously, that didn’t happen. The 3 year old was also sick. Then right after that, my husband also fell ill. It’s been a very non-productive time.
Wednesday they went to a nearby professional ball stadium for ‘Weather day.’ They got to see demonstrations, watch videos on what to do during severe weather, and check out a ball game (with lunch) for $16 apiece. Not bad. They took a quick trip to a local landmark. When they got home, they got to see their new caterpillars, too. We’ll have butterflies soon!
Thursday was when my husband ended up ill, so we all read together and played some ball outside amidst lots of coughing and sneezing. Both Thursday and Tuesday the middle kids had swimming, and the older one softball. We’re VERY busy all the sudden. We found out the 5 year old will be participating in a local county pageant in July. Should be fun. She saw her sister do it a few years ago and has wanted to ever since. We treat it as a time for them to feel like a princess: ride in the parade in a convertible, get their hair done fancy, wear a pretty dress. They also interview with grown ups without parents present, take a stage presence, and so on. Do I worry about it? Not a bit. The goal is of course more contact with people of different ages and stages, and getting comfortable in the world. Score!
Backtrack a Bit to the Weekend
Friday of last week (4/14) the kids did a cool Hungry Caterpillar kit after I’d already submitted my wrap-up. It had huge ‘caterpillar food’ cards and a metamorphosis butterfly puppet that could pass through the holes in the cards, just like the book! Everyone took a turn and then changed the caterpillar into a butterfly. I love our local library’s resources. Even when they don’t have something, we are connected to HUNDREDS of other libraries, who often do! Check out the pics! Saturday was a mom’s group park outing for Easter and Sunday was Easter of course, so we had a lot of fun basket hunting, treat sneaking, and joy receiving later at church and with family.
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