Sunday, February 7, 2010

February Weekend Roundup

Because of our out-of-the-average schedule we had last week, we did not do any preplanned activities. But anyone who has children knows that they learn and soak up things even when there is no plan in place!

As such, the family had some wonderful experiences this week. Aidyn became familiar with a community fixture: a car lot. He was along for the ride as we scoped cars, test-drove the one we were serious about, haggled prices, checked the engine in the garage, and successfully drove it home. I'm sure that I cannot pinpoint all the things he learned by experiencing that, but I'm glad that we took him.

Since then, he's climbed all over our new vehicle--a stark contrast to our old one, and has rode around in it. He loves it!

This week, I also noticed more "who the heck taught you that" words and phrases, and they are a delight to hear. My favorites include "decompose" when he showed me a banana gone bad and "California Adventures" when he talked about going to the 'other side of Disneyland.'

In other news, our first public homeschool event is right around the corner and we've been busy preparing. We will be attending the Annual unOfficial Homeschool Day at Disneyland for about three days. What I'm most excited about is the group photo in front of Sleeping Beauty's Castle and Aidyn's face as he surveys similarly-clad (tie-dye is the agreed on style) homeschoolers. I'm looking forward to little conversations in line for Pinocchio or while sipping a Mint Julep in New Orleans Square about the concept of homeschooling. He probably has no idea when we play with our letters or build geometric towers, practice counting, or take hikes that we're homeschooling, but I hope he eventually see that learning has no boundaries. It is not bound within the walls of home or some building or even by our city limits!

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