a field trip day
Last week we went on a field trip. My dear friend knows a couple who just opened up a bakery not too far from here, so we piled all the kids into her van and drove over there for the bakery's first full day of business! The kids loved looking at the treats and deciding what to choose, and we all enjoyed a little tour of their kitchen. I don't know if you know this, but Mademoiselle wants to have a bakery. And not just someday, but preferably now. She enjoyed looking at their huge fridge, oven, and mixer. We picked a few donuts and a slice of cheesecake to share, ran around a little in the sun, then headed back to town.
Our kids weren't done playing ( I mean, are they ever?) and, really, we weren't done visiting, so we ended up at the park for a picnic lunch. The kids played and ate, and I enjoyed my friend and the sunshine. So fun!
We came home to responsibilities. I did some housework as the kids got on with some schoolwork and chores.
Mads listened to some more Heidi on Librivox and did some math drills on the computer.
S.A.M. read to me and did some math drills.
All in all, a day light on the bookwork, but pretty fun and enjoyable. The balance of our schooldays have definitely shifted with the generally pleasant weather. We spend more time outdoors, working, playing, learning. We spend less time indoors, learning according to a schedule. It's still there, but much more flexible. It just seems to change this way naturally as we draw closer to summer. (So, yeah, homeschool kids still have the summer itch! So do moms.)
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