Pretty: K got to take a ballet class at A Work In Progress Productions, a business owned by a homeschooling Mom who worked on Broadway and now helps us with the arts in our town (I’m so glad she’s here!) Happy: I’m having trouble lately getting K outside, it takes me longer to make gf meals, and my organization skills haven’t quite caught up to the schedule. But I got her to the playground that Saturday!
And M and K have been cheerfully helping out at home and at church. I pulled out the pattern blocks too, I’ve been reading M and K String, Straight Edge and Shadow. When I let her draw or play while I read to them, her drawings are often about the shape or proof I’m reading about. I’m hoping when M goes back to his key-to-geometry books, they will have stopped seeming dumb.Funny: Someone tidied up the back hallway by placing all the loose hats, mittens, gloves and scarves on one peg.Ben’s desk; well, he gets his work done.Real: When I was studying chemistry in college, I vowed that I would integrate the labs with lectures in any class I taught. Um, Ben is catching up this week on all the labs to date this year.
But he does get to use a sweet stereo micoscope at work. (Nepotism can be a beautiful thing)I may have let my 20-something self down, but I hadn’t realized that M and K would get to see Ben’s experiments. I don’t have a photograph, but K was right at Ben’s elbow drawing his biology dissection samples with him. What a consolation!
I couldn’t bring myself to break the huge boxes down after we made the box camera at co-op, so I set it up on the kitchen table so K could look in it. Dan took some photos of me calibrating it and even caught the image on the screen. I think Dan just likes taking less than dignified pictures of me.