Thursday, September 8, 2011

Hey Unschooler! What did you do on the First Day of School?

Well, I'm glad you asked.

I woke up at 8:00.  Julian was asleep on my shoulder so I didn't move.  Then each of the children started to stir and moan and wake up and we wandered out to the kitchen around 8:30.

By 9:00 we were all fed and dressed.  I wanted to go to the Farmer's Market to pick up my CSA order but Anna (7yrs) and Holly (5.5yrs) were busy playing a Littlest Pet Shop game so I filled an hour cleaning the kitchen with Julian (14 months) on my hip.

At 10:00 we went to the Market where we played and admired the beautiful flower gardens for about an hour and a half.

When we got home (around noon), Julian went to sleep and the 3 girls ate lunch and watched an Eye Witness video about lions, tigers and other big cats.  I checked my email.

When Julian woke up, I put him in the highchair to eat some lunch while I made a big pot of spaghetti sauce.  Anna, Holly and Jasmine (3.5yrs) played cooperatively with Dinosaur-themed Playmobil until Jasmine started to make a problem with Holly.  I invited Jasmine to go downstairs to our playroom with me and Julian where we built a construction site with Duplo blocks.

Anna and Holly finished playing and cleaned up their playmobil.  Then I got them a snack and we all went outside to play at about 3:00.

At 5:00 Partner-Guy came home from work.  He and I did a quick 'changing of the guard'--which means that he took over watching Julian while I put a pot of water on the stove to boil for pasta and then changed my clothes to go for a 3.5km run.

The girls were so busy playing a Barbie game when I got back that Partner-Guy and I ate alone with Julian.  When the girls came in to eat at 7:00, I served them while Partner-Guy took Julian to play in the sandbox.

At 7:30 we went for a 1.5km walk. (Some of us rode scooters.  Not me.)

I put Julian to bed when we got back and the girls had a snack.  Then I cleaned up supper while Partner-Guy read the girls a story and brushed their teeth.

They were all asleep at 9:00 at which time I sat down at the computer to write this.

The End.

(I love my life!  Freedom, baby!  It's all FREEDOM!)