Welp, here's one for the homeschoolers. Or for those that are keepin' track of the uglies. Whatever.
We have this scale that I purchased last winter, at the same time that I got alot of our really cool supplies. The triops, the microscope, field journals, tangrams, cuisenaire rods, etc. We've never used it! We were downstairs, I was cleaning, the babes were playin', and after much grumping and grumblin' and wiping off the tenth layer of Moonsand stuck to the bottom of my feet, and after Trev said "I know your brain is grumpy, Mom, and that messes make your brain crazy sometimes, and that you get frustrated that no one is helping you to clean up, but you did say that You would clean, and Maddie and I would just play while we were down here."
Oh yeah. "Yes, I did say that, Son. Thank you for reminding me."
I get it down, (and I am Loaded with agenda) and of course Little Son can smell agenda long before it starts to fester - he can smell the original spark, if the truth be known.)
Little Son sighs.
"Is this an experiment, Mom?"
"Well, sort of. It's a scale. We've never even used it, Son, bear with me."
We play for a minute, and while it's not completely torturous, he'd rather be playing hide-and-seek, hiding in his One And Only hiding place in the playroom, The Box.
Eventually I sigh, as I don't want to ruin his life, and we get on with the fun sorts of things.
Today we cut out spy holes in The Box. I wanted to cut a door for Maddie, as when it is upright, she can't get in, but Trev said "If we keep cutting holes in the box, pretty soon there won't be anything left!" Can't argue with that. So we didn't.
We used the table for a slide. We played an echolocation game, The Bat gets blindfolded, and the others squeak and squeal constantly until the bat finds them. We all took a turn, Maddie eventually cheated, of course, and pulled down the blindfold. She also was being a squeaker, while she hunted, so we will forgive her.Marble Run.
Trev jumped back in to The Box, and was in a space ship, and while he was exploring the Universe, Maddie and I dressed up. Trev joined us when he lit back on Earth.
I love my children.
I love my life.