Sometimes, we just need a day to play catch up.
With all the excitement of the last weekend, and the constant going no one felt rested Monday morning. O woke up saying, 'I'm not doing school work today' and the day kept on spiraling down. For the first time, in a very long time, I actually thought to myself, 'I see why people do not like Mondays. It is hard to get back into the swing of things after a crazy weekend.'
Instead of doing our 'normal' schoolwork, we spent a lot of time catching up on housework, and random chores/projects that needed to be done. Here is a bit of our day.
Last week, while O was outside playing she decided to make mud on the front porch for her 'wormy friends' to live at. It was a mess. I told her she could use the hose to rinse everything off, but she preferred the idea of scrubbing like a certain princess. So, it sort of looks like I have child labor in my front yard, but it really wasn't like that.
While Mama crocheted for the shops, O sewed on her canvas. I showed her a new technique, and she also practiced holding onto the eye of the needle while tightening/pulling the thread, so Mama doesn't have to rethread the needle after each pass.
Laundry. Oh My! O helps sort the colors, put the clothes in the washing machine, move them to the dryer or outside to the drying rack, and she folds and puts away all her own clothing in a semi-neat manner. Unless of course she is grumpy, then she shoves it in the drawer.
After all that work in the morning, and eating lunch O asked to take a nap. Whoa. Why yes, little lady you may take a nap. Just what we both needed! She didn't really sleep for that long, but it was enough to help us get through the afternoon without the grumpiness the day started with.
We even made a trip to the library (where we collected 41 books to bring home, oh my!), had a tea party with some neighborhood kids and did some counting by 10's.