I haven't told you that that my friend Codename: HRMJ sent me an email the other day, saying "This is coming to you." That "This" was the film "Race To Nowhere". Julie and I went. All about the education system (homeschooling mentioned nor implied once), and the asinine pressures put upon children of all ages to Succeed and Do More and Live To Please Others. Ick. I cried in the first few minutes, and then I got really pissed, and then it was sad again, and then I just wanted to shout to the families on the screen "Why the hell don't you just take them out of school!?!" sigh.
If it comes to you, go see it. The lady that made the film was there presenting it to us, and so there was some audience participation at the end. Go check it out. Do what you can. Love your babies. See if you can get a "no homework" policy in your district, if your children are in school in the U.S.
Yesterday there was music.
and more music.
and funky art. :)
and magnetic experiments.
and an almost-thawing
and the pleasure of this
-which is still, of course, right next to this-
and there was cuteness
(and the film)
and games of running tag with Dad outside at 10pm.
Can't wait 'til it's warm and we can do that.
and then, there's today, which looks like:
all on his own. yup.
discussions of shane mcconky, ski designs, and avalanches
such as to our neighborhood library. have you noticed that we haven't gone lately? that's because I had an astronomical fine. I was pretty sure that they had my face posted on the glass door, with the words WANTED underneath it. I finally got brave today and went in there. They knocked off $40. Oh, yes. I said forty dollars. I still owed them $46!! Don't ask. It's stupid. (It's paid. We can go in there again.)
games. apples to apples (love that, always play it with eric's family at holidays), twister, apples to apples junior, and cadoo. another little loom (a different kind), a little gumball machine, magnifying glasses, and scientific stoppers.
shirts for Mama.
underwear for Mama. which is, of course, the Very Best Thing of all. well-- besides that we can now go to our library again. don't you just love new underwear??? I always think, "Thank God!"
I'm not sure what else has been going on - been in my own head a lot the last couple of days, thinking about and making plans for olm (too.). Thinking about care packages, OLM style. :) brain-storming about that.
tonight has been about Twister (Trevy is loving that) and we played Cadoo for a few minutes (til the babies wandered off for a snack). I've never played it before tonight - it seems like something our family will really love! I look forward to it.
Life's good.Trev's on his computer, Maddie is sleeping on Annabelle, while Annabelle runs and woofs in her sleep. I see my book at my feet, so I'm just gonna reach for that....