Tomorrow we’re heading up to Charlottesville, VA with Sean. He’s got to go up for business and we’re just going along to keep him company. I’m taking my camera and my computer so hopefully I’ll have something interesting to post while we’re there!
Other things going on here…Marin loaned me Sandra Dodd’s book, Moving A Puddle and I’ve been reading that for a couple of days. It’s been interesting to read what was going on with Sandra (like I know her!) from her early homeschooling days. I have always felt that she just hatched with all her unschooling wisdom and oh, how enjoyable it’s been to see the metamorphosis in her thought process and approach to parenting. I definitely feel that if one has this book and Rue Kream’s book it’s a wonderful pairing and makes for a great set of unschooling literature. Marin, thanks so much for letting me borrow it!
Ryan has been reading like a madman and I’m trying hard not to go too crazy when he does it but find it difficult to contain my amazement. He’s not had one lick of school but he reads like nobody’s business. He has a genuine curiosity about words, too that is utterly charming. He’s been watching some documentaries with me that I’d recorded of some of the HD channels. I’ll watch almost anything in HD, it’s breathtaking. Today, he asked to watch a recorded program on Hawaii’s volcanos while I was baking Sean’s cake and I just about fell over.
Iain is back on a video game kick after going through a period where he wasn’t really that into them for a while. He bought himself a new game for the Wii, “Spider-Man Friend or Foe” and he’s beaten it at least 4 times. For a whiile he really didn’t like the Wii and was concentrating on Gamecube games. Another game he loves is Tony Hawk. He REALLY wanted to meet Tony Hawk and be like him, too. He got out his skateboard yesterday and was trying some moves and fell and scraped up his elbow. At that point he wanted to quit. Tony Hawk never falls down, you see. I tried to tell him that Tony Hawk still falls down but he wasn’t hearing it. He put away the board and I don’t know how long it’ll be before he gets it out again but at least he tried!
It’s so much fun to watch their interests come and go. You never know what’s going to get their attention next.