Way back a whole year ago in April 2005 a few of us from the blogring captured a photo blog day of Home Ed. Here is ours:
The day started much like any other - too early
Breakfast for small people of cereal and books, breakfast for me of a huge mug of tea and a boot up of the laptop
8.30am Monster asked for his Dr Seuss dvd on and proceeded to watch it while following the story in his book and saying it along with the TV. After the third watch of Green Eggs and Ham he asked for his brio out so he could ‘not eat them on a train’. Remembering that I had planned to do some sort of related activity ages ago I tasked him with finding me something to represent everywhere that Sam I am offered Green eggs and ham. And very excitedly off he went!
I do not like green eggs and ham, I do not like them Sam I am
We don’t have green pretend food so we compromised by using a green plate!
Not in a box not with a (Swiper the) fox
Not in a house, not with a mouse
Not in a boat, not with a goat
Not in the rain, not on a train
Not in the dark, you let me be (dark represented by a tunnel)
Not in a car, not in a tree
Try them, try them and you may…
Try them and you may I say
At 10am I go upstairs to get dressed for the day. The kids clear up the Green Eggs and Ham scene while I am gone and decamp to the playroom to make some sort of dinosaur area with a battle going on between the carnivores and the herbivores!
I come downstairs and help finish tidying before getting the kids dressed. Teeny first and then Monster, then I make them pose under the clock to prove the time! We so could not get out of the house to be at school for 9am despite having been up since 7!
11am - we made a birthday card for Lynda (family friend) and got it in the post. Teeny was a minx with the pens!
Midday - Quick exit from the house to Halfords to get some dodgy wiring of the new stereo which was preventing the central locking from working fixed. Have never spent any length of time in Halfords before - interesting for the first ten minutes but after nearly an hour we were all bored of the wing mirror replacements, wide array of air freshners and various rubber floor mats! All fixed though and the bloke sorted out my blown bulb in the dashboard clock, which has been irritating me for ages, for free too!
followed by lunch in Sainsburys cafe
After lunch we went round to Mum and Dad’s. My brother was home so the kids bothered him while I made a cup of tea and sat quietly for a while. Then they ate some strawberries and Teeny sat looking at books for ages while Monster played with the brio. It was some elaborate game about a train which could take you anywhere so Bro and I were being asked where we wanted to go and competing to see who could come up with the most outlandish ideas! Dad arrived home and was then collared by Teeny to ‘read more books please Grandad!’ seeing her and him together is really odd cos it’s sort of like a past mirror seeing how he must have been with me when I was that age. Their relationship is very nice despite the teasing - you can tell he just adores her. He was so pleased when we found out we were expecting a girl at my scan and they are exactly the sort of Grandad and adored little grandaughter pairing I thought they would be.
Mum arrived briefly before dashing off again to the dentist and then we came home for tea.
5 pm and home for tea and a Dora fix while I tidied the house up a bit - a cunning plan to sit down for dinner before 10pm tonight was being hatched!
6pm and Daddy’s home, which is just as well as this was my best attempt of a photo when left alone
But with his assistance we took this:
6.30pm, Pjs and milk
7pm, Sshhh! She sleeps…
and he wasn’t far behind, snoring by about 7.30pm