3 September 2012
Not Back to School
When did it happen that these children got so grown up? I took this photograph for them today to mark another school year, more or less irrelevant for us but in other ways still significant - that universal desire that they not miss out on the healthy and helpful along with that which we chose to avoid.
No uniforms here. Those are for playing Hogwarts in, and today for once there has been very little mention of Harry Potter! What did we do? Today was so similar to the last couple of days, mostly at home, mostly pursuing interests separately and together.
We went to story time at the library and Jenna came back with almost more medical texts and foraging reference books than I could carry. They didn't work on their life-size human body today but they did pore through the books, commenting on cell diagrams and circulation, on digestion and how babies grow. Jenna wanted the herbals and wild food guides because she wants to make her own Herbology book. (That was the "very little" mention of Harry Potter in our day!)
A Lush newspaper came through our door. The girls always take it in turns to read this, making lists of all their favourite things, and what they would buy if they could. Today they cut the paper up, making collages of the things they like. I wasn't done with it yet. Hmph.
They played Avatar, trying to master Earthbending (well, you know, martial arts moves and lots of stamping) and then running around in the garden with swords. While they were rampaging in the garden I did some batik. Mum came by and took Jenna for a walk in the woods. The others came in to poke at the silk while I was finishing up, and crowded me at the sink so they could see how it looked when finished.
We are full of ideas and plans and projects at this time of year. I am definitely starting to feel better when I think of the cool autumn days coming on bringing the celebrations of harvest and fullness. :)
(I am aware that this makes two day-in-the-life type posts this week, but the first time it was on my mind and the second it was on the childrens'!)