Home business, home education and health challenges: what makes us tic?

It looks like this week is really all about getting out there: museum | library | zoo | clients – and on Thursday a hike at our local nature reserve. Can I just take another minute to comment on how lucky we are to live where we do. It was stunning and totally safe, even though it was just us 3 girls.

We only spent about 45 minutes there, and in that time we had a grand adventure. We climbed a “mountain” and plunged (carefully) into a valley, then hiked back, scaled a “mountainside”, and forded a river. Three times. Needless to say I won’t be wearing those shoes again for a few days.

Next up: Christmas Tea preparation. We’re making our gifts this year (see, school can be profitable!), and I’ll try to load pics if I can get my hands on a camera.

Friday was a daddy-school day, and he spent the day talking about the different types and techniqes of construction, taking the DDs on a tour of his workshop, and teaching them how to make support pillars in paper (rather than the slightly-harder-to-come-by steel). After that he showed them how to make a battery cell from a naartjie and some tin foil, and everyone had an incredible day.

I love watching my DH and DDs together, and seeing the joy each of them has as they learn something new. The light in the girls’ eyes as a concept sinks in, and his pleasure in sharing his wisdom, is just wonderful to watch.

I think one of the things that drew us together in the very beginning is a shared love of learning, and home school has turned out to be the very best way to express that.


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