Today is the first really, rather cold day of this Autumn. So cold, apparently there will be a hard ground frost tonight. The heating will be popped on shortly; as the sun moved round to the side of the house, the house temperature has noticably dropped.
What a beautiful day though. Blue clear skies, lovely sunshine, which felt rather warm, just the wind was rather brisk. I met a friend with her twin boys a the park, and the children had a lovely time running around. And then my friend and I hit the charity shops. Bargains galore!
I have bought a sewing machine. Its a Brother one, which, I don't know; but from the stitch squiggles on the machine it looks like it has quite a few settings. It was sat in the charity shop for a mere £20. It has the instruction book too, very useful :-) I pick it up tomorrow as I couldn't carry it home today. Very exciting.
A very lovely way to spend a morning. The minded children went down for a nap with barely a whimper. I decided to try immediately leaving the room, rather than sitting there for 5-10 minutes and singing, and bless 'em, they have settled and gone to sleep without a peep. Rye really could do with a nap, bless him, he's really tired too; but he's instead laid quietly on the rug playing and chattering away to himself.
My position is simply reading will open a whole new world to him; it will further his learning journey and enrich his life, prehaps more than other skill he can learn. I also believe in trusting Rye; I do appreciate the Waldorf argument for waiting, which is why I shan't be insisting we read a "learn to read" book daily and that Rye has to repeat the words, or mess around with phoentics etc. I will simply follow his lead. If he wants to read any of the "learn to reading" books, then we'll read them. I will ensure he has plenty of apportunity to explore reading - but I won't be forcing or timetabling it.