My favourite thing this week was…
…spending time at the beach with the kids, my mum, my brother and my two nephews (aged 2 and 5).
In my life this week…
…we’ve been revelling in the glorious summer weather!
In our homeschool/unschool this week…
We took the beads into the sun to sort them into colours, used them to “write” secret messages in a tray of salt, then took them into the dark and watched the messages “disappear”.
C(9), who has been doing a project on light, was intrigued to discover that the colour change is reversible and is excitedly thinking up more fun activities to do with the beads.
I’m enjoying …
…noticing how good my kids are at making their own fun. They really are never bored.
C(9), the family extrovert, has a talent for gathering her favourite people around her. She loves it when we spend time at the beach because our house there shares communal gardens with our neighbour friends.
If she’s not playing in the sea or out playing forty-forty-it with a bunch of kids, she’s making music videos with one of her girlfriends or talking with other friends over Skype.
Meanwhile J(8) is enjoying having plenty of time to hone his Minecraft, Roblox and Civilisation skills and to talk non-stop with his friends about said games (and a zillion others I’m trying to keep up with) while they’re biking or swimming.
Or he’s bouncing on the trampoline inventing things in his head. He told me casually today that, “In my mansion, I’m going to have a soft floor with metal underneath it and magnets in the ceiling so I can move around by hover board”!
I’m proud of … my kids
C(9) marked the end of the school year singing, acting and dancing beautifully in her Stagecoach show, she passed her grade 3 guitar exam with merit, and she received her Silver Award, the highest award at Cub Scouts.
I love her for who she is, not what she does, but I know she worked hard for all these achievements and I’m so happy everything worked out for her.
Meanwhile J(8) has been managing his Sensory Processing Disorder so well, playing with the other kids with almost no meltdowns – I think we may have turned a big corner. He even went for his first ever – and second! – sleepovers with friends this week.
Something I have my eye on…
We’re extremely excited, and a bit nervous about doing all the training again. He’s the half-brother of our existing dog, and my mum is having his sister. 🙂
I hope you’re having a wonderful summer too!