Another lovely morning with hazy sunshine and a hint of warmth. The children tend to squabble a lot indoors, so being able to encourage them out of doors is wonderful. Rye is now asking to play in the garden virtually upon waking, which means C can either potter in the lounge playing with toys without Rye's interference or practise getting up and down the step to the backgarden.
After a rather scrumptious snack of plain popcorn, banana and chocolate chip muffins, we all piled back out into the garden with a bowl of warm water with bubbles added, smaller bowls and the toy beater. C wasn't that sure about the wisdom of getting wet and preferred to watch and Rye, well he dived right in;
The Mother that dropped on the mat late morning. The synchroncity of the universe striking me once again when I opened the pages and discovered an article by Richard House on the ethos of "earlier the better" in terms of Early Years education, and new wonderful research demonstrating there is NO benefit whatsoever to early years education and indeed can be damaging to a child's learning potential. Very timely when I am currently researching waldorf education philosophy and very much consider myself to be of the "unschooling" ethos. Very much feels like the universe is letting me know I'm on the right track.
And you know, the universe does like to send us a riddle from time to time - so, anyone know what the heck these vegetables are that I received in my veg box on Monday?