But this time DH is the coach, and there are only two kids on the team. DH is the coach, because he can speak boy, not that I did all that badly, judging from the final expo, but it was stressful last year – plus 6 little boys was way too many to cram into my kitchen.
But the first thing we did today after chores and breakfast, was run to the library, because they have a copy of Among the Impostors, and B had to find out what happened next after Among the Hidden…and it was such a lovely day, we didn’t make it back from the park until 11, but I did do M’s table work with him (in abridged form) and B practiced his flute. K played play dough.
DH deleted our current stash of computer games, a sort of periodic fast he does when he thinks the boys and he have gotten too obsessive. M was much more eager to figure out how to program the WeDo software (which will help with the Jr FLL challenge) once he had no games to play.
I try to have a good attitude towards computer games, I know that the boys have both learned good strategy and math ideas from them (at least negative numbers from scoring ;-) But you can’t save their favorite games, and that means that whenever the timer goes off, they are loosing – because you always start over again at the beginning and the computer has the advantage. So I am always the bad guy. First I tell them that media time is rationed, then I make them "loose" by pulling them off the computer once that timer has gone off.
I like not having engrossing things around that make me the bad guy.