So this week we got back into the swing of things if you like. We never really got out of the swing as unschooling means we just carry on doing our own thing right the way through the summer holidays. The only difference being daddy is at home with us.
The girls really struggled the first half of the week. They argued constantly, snapped at each other, and were tired, teary and cranky. Which by the end of Tuesday made me tired, teary and very cranky. When we got down to it whilst snuggling and apologising to one another at bedtime, they just really really missed their daddy.
I haven’t shared a Day in the Life post recently, so I thought it would be fun to do one, once we had become used to not having Daddy around.
We have also started using coconut sugar as a substitute for the naughty refined stuff. The girls are loving talking about nutrition and understanding what sugar does to our bodies. My dad had type 1 Diabetes, which is hereditary. So I am really conscious of how much sugar my girls consume.
The finished cookies were supposed to last us for a couple days, but I am ashamed to admit we polished off the lot by bedtime. Good job we used coconut sugar!
Basically the girls have to match the objects to the words. I have four sets that increase in difficulty. Big Bean particularly enjoys this activity. I’ll have to make some new ones soon as they’re getting too good at it.
Soon after Daddy came home from work so they went for a run with him whilst I cooked tea. On their way back they bumped into their friend from down the street and went to her house to play. So tea was postponed until 7pm when they came home.
After such a late tea they were all tuckered out so went straight to bed!
As you can see the simplest of days at home are often the days when we seem to achieve the most. I love our unschooling life and the freedom it gives us all.