Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Some days I wonder how we're doing. Other days, I know without a doubt that we're doing just fine. More than just fine.
Yesterday we were making bread and Autumn asked why we were making three loaves. I said it was because we go through bread quickly and need grains to be healthy. She said, "We need 6 ounces of grain per day, depending on our activity level."
And then says, "That's from The Edible Pyramid." (A book we got at the library. I haven't even opened it yet, but obviously she has!)
And today I looked out the kitchen window and found Autumn sitting in a swing reading a book. She would call to me periodically too, "I'm on chapter 7. I'm on chapter 8. This book is really good. I really like this." And then she came inside a few minutes ago to report, "I finished the book!"
I love moments like these. I love being home with my girls all day and the myriad of things I see in their school and play together.
I don't typically get political on my blog, but I want to throw this out there and just say -- did you guys know that there is talk of EXTENDING kids school days?! From 7:30am-5pm? I don't really think this will get very far, for many, many reasons. Of course, some schools do it already and others will likely pick it up, but I think there will be a lot of resistance to it becoming the norm. What happened to our kids being kids? They're going to walk in the door and fall asleep on the couch! Anyway...kind of crazy I think.