Loving Your Kids’ Loves

body’s asking me for help, you see, and that’s the key point. My kids have no problem demanding assistance as needed, so the lack of communication actually means that they’re wanting space to explore – that’s how I take it.

Last Week in Photos – June 5, 2021

Short week, due to illness. We celebrated a stuffy-headed Rosetta’s 9th birthday on Wednesday, inviting only the same people who got us sick and limiting the activity portion of the party to trampoline balloons and a hamster ball. Plus an aunt brought colorful wigs!

Last Week in Photos – May 30, 2021

First camping

Last Week in Photos – May 23, 2021

The “school” portion of our learning year is over, but the photo taking never ends! This week we had a visit from the grandparents, plus lots of butterfly-watching time as they hatched (all but one, sadly). Plus, park days are back!

Camping as a Respawn Point

Those kids can be respawned – newly set into the world – each time we camp. I think of camping now as making space for that, setting up the world of play, and I try doubly hard to find places with points of interest, with wild life, with water, with plenty of tree cover, all the advantages of a decent Minecraft world.

Last Week in Photos – May 15, 2021

Fun week of new experiences: trying out archery with a new 4H group in person, geocaching on bicycles in our neighborhood, a self-imposed sibling Chopped Challenge, speed burning with Wilder’s handcarved fire sticks, and spore printing mushrooms that grew in our front yard to try and identify them.

May 9 – Weekly Tracking

And the “official” school year is over for us, and with it the end of my weekly tracking posts. I do this each week throughout the year, just for myself. These posts will see you next fall! Adios!