Hmm, apart from Blogger playing silly buggers. I've had to go back to the old editor to post, the newer one is not loading for me properly.
Yesterday, was a fine and dandy day. The sun shone mostly, the wind meant I was able to dry 3 loads of laundry, the children played, they crayoned, and at the end of the day I managed to read my book a little.
Photos in wrong order, I forgot that the old uploaded does it backwards.
Raggae Jerk Sauce marinated tofu, pasta and salad. Very tasty indeed. I've tried tofu a few times and alwasy been underwhelmed. On advice of GP mamas, I fried the tofu until blackened and crispy on the outside. Very nice indeed, the children enjoyed too.
Rye's masterpeice. A sheep.
Following the pictures and singing to himself. (The Old McDonald book). The children also laid on the beanbag and Rye showed C the pictures of the animals and told her what sounds they made. A chorus of "Moos" and "Baaaas" punctuating the lounge, along with, "Eeeeiiiiioooooooo" Tis a pity I cannot share the photo of them together, it is so very cute.
The crafting of the sheep.
Rye changes back and forth between fist hold and pincer holds. I've noticed he tends to do the fist hold when the paper is straight before him. When at an angle he tends to hold the pen/pencil with a pincer hold.
And more reading, this time of, "You are your child's first teacher," by Rahima Baldwin. Fairly similar to "Heaven on Earth, A handbook for parents of young children", although I found Baldwin's book is more about preparing the child for school, and some of the discipline ideas are not my cup of tea. Yet again though, the rhythms, the use of song and art, and in effect the "unschooling" nature of early years Waldorf, felt inspiring and I found myself last night, far too late in the night, thinking about our days and how I could bring more rhythm and perhaps a little less anarachy, into our days.
Very useful, too, to be reminded of the nature of young children, their memory capabilities and again how children learn, at this age, through imitation. Immensely helpful for some challenging behaviours I have been dealing with, that on occasion have made me feel very frustrated and fed up.