I have joined the ranks of mothers gasping as if their child is the first to begin kindergarten. "How can it be?" we ask, "How did the time go so fast?" My baby is school-aged.
The sweet little blue dress Millie is wearing was mine when I was young, and I think she looks so completely darling in it. She chose to keep that one when I was purging many clothes from our storage Thank you, KonMari, I now have seven (more) trash bags of clothing to donate or consign.
We spent a pretty short time doing our first day of school together; a 10 minute math lesson on odd and even numbers, our very first 20 minute piano lesson, a little poetry read-aloud. Selections from our composer (Brahms) for this term on in the background much of the morning. So basic, so sweet and of course they all begged for "More school!" to which I said, no, it's time to play outside.
Later, to celebrate this exciting new adventure, I had planned to take the girls to the trampoline park in town for the afternoon. Oh, they had such fun running across a whole floor of trampolines and foam pits and climbing up trampoline walls, sliding and bouncing their way back down. We will be going back there again without a doubt.
So then I got a bit of extra knitting time right in the middle of the day while they jumped; a rare occurrence! My Hitofude is coming along steadily. I saw an adorable bear hood on Lisa's blog last week (one of my favorite yarn along friends to keep up with!) and clicked over to Ravelry to see if anything else by designer Heidi May might appeal to my girls. My Millie got excited when she saw the Ryder Raccoon hood and then decided promptly that she also wanted to be a raccoon for Halloween. Awesome! Super bulky yarn for instant gratification! A sweet winter wear that can also be used as a key component for a costume! Score! The really bulky yarn hurts my hands after awhile so in the evening (while now watching X-Files, yikes!) I alternate between the two projects.
My friends, how did I go so long without audiobooks? When I saw the audiobook of Peter Pan on the shelf at the library, I had to pick it up, having never read it and always meaning to. I'm halfway through, nearly and the girls enjoy listening to it in the car whenever they're with me too.
The White Moll on the Forgotten Classics podcast
Sense and Sensibility on my favorite, CraftLit
King Lear on ChopBard
I am also reading Home Education by Charlotte Mason and will be for a long time.
I am now back to consistently joining in with the Yarn Along at Ginny's blog; won't you come along too? Leave a comment so I can visit you back!