A few days ago, I ordered a book that Madeline recommended (i think) called, The Unschooling Unmanual and man, have I been enjoying reading it! After having some wavering doubts about unschooling, this book has been just what the doctor ordered to reassure me that we’re doing the right thing. If you’re interested in picking up your own copy, click HERE.
Last night we had a sleepover with Iain and Ryan’s cousins who are in town visiting from PA. The girls were such a joy and everyone seemed to have a really good time. My brother-in-law said when he dropped them off, “The girls will be OUT by 9:30!” Well, they were last ones asleep! I ended up laying down with them to help them doze off and then there was nary a peep out of any of them until 8:30 this morning. Once they were all up, they gathered together on the sofa and watched The Magic School Bus and Peep.
Today, the boys’ beds are being delivered and they’re very excited about it. Iain has chosen a shade of green for his new room and I’m hoping to get that painted on Friday. We have quite a bit of cleaning to do in the room Iain’s taking so, if that doesn’t get done, we won’t be putting the beds together just yet.
This weekend, we’re celebrating Ryan’s 6th birthday. His actual birthday is not until the next week but my MIL suggested we combine Easter lunch and his b-day celebration since the whole family would be there. Except, now she’s not going to be there. She’s mad at me or mad at my sister, she hasn’t said which. The point is, she’s not coming to honor Ryan’s birthday. Still trying to figure out how to tell him about it because I want to be completely open about it. It doesn’t help that I don’t know the reason specifically but I have to tell him that she’s not planning on being there for him. Just trying to find the most gentle way to do that.
I can’t believe Easter is already upon us! How old were your kids when they stopped believing in the Easter Bunny and the like? Since easter snuck up on us this year, I’m completely unprepared! My sister and I are going out on Thursday, after my final check up with the doc, and we’re going to buy the Easter basket goodies.
Tomorrow I’m going to have a post about a drawing that Iain did and I can’t wait to share it with you! Please come back and check it out!