This is a wrap up of our week trying to find a balance between doing school and just having fun.
Bebop is 5 years old, Magoo is 2 1/2, Doodad is 7 months.
With my parents visiting this week, we’ve spent more time in the car driving places than we normally do. Its been fun to listed to a few books on CD. I also had the chance to look at the Teaching the Classics with my mom. It was fun to get her perspective on the curriculum as a retired school teacher and watch her discuss books with the boys.
My mom taught the boys to play go fish. Magoo didn’t really understand the rules and wanted one of each card instead of getting four that match. Bebop did very good with the rules but got frustrated that he didn’t win every game. (We really need to work on being a good loser.)
Bebop made lunch for us! I love that my kids make healthy choices when I let them pick lunch. I think Bebop was trying to show off for Nana a little, but he prepared the entire lunch one day: peanut butter crackers, carrot sticks, apples and grapes. All our practical life lessons have paid off!
To combat a bit of the cabin fever that a week of rain brought, Jared invented a game with our beach ball. The boys had to get the ball down the hall way using only certain body parts. One time it was with their head, then their knees, then a foot. The boys loved it and it used up all their extra energy.
After doing blonde highlights at home (that ended up orange the first time), I played around with purple streaks. I used a wash out dye to make sure I really liked the color. Its all washed out now, but I plan to do permanent purple streaks soon. Magoo was fascinated with the process and asked for purple hair too. So I said yes! He had purple hair for a day and it easily washed out in the bath.
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