Today we did more math, more letters. Girl wrote upper and lower case H’s, and we came up with many words beginning with ‘h’ giving mimed hints to each other. I left the house for the first time since the snow, driving on our crazily iced, rutted, and snow-mounded unplowed city streets to bring Boy to a violin lesson. Tomorrow the snow will probably all melt away since the temperatures will go up.
Girl played outside by herself with the dog. Snow pants are a miracle for her; she can stay outside for so long with them on. I am so grateful to our friend who gave them to us.
Boy decided to try drawing one of his Lego figures: an angry looking skeleton guy with red eyes. (Goodness knows what set he’s from; I really have no idea.) Boy asked for my help with a couple of things, the various circles and the ribs. Everything else is his. We laughed because his eyes are supposed to look scary, but the way I drew the pupils, he just looks like he’s rolling his eyes with exasperation.
Girl drew many pictures in her journal for her musk-ox story, and dictated at least five ‘chapters’ of writing. The Mumma musk-ox lost six babies, and has only found two, so I guess we’ll be working on this for a while. Girl is very proud to have her own journal. I think she really likes the MBTP curriculum for her age, but of course I give her control over what we do from it.
This evening I walked across the street to have dinner at my neighbor’s house with a number of other neighbor-ladies. It was difficult and a little exasperating trying to get there with all of the frozen snow and unsanded ice. It was shockingly slippery and treacherous. But I didn’t fall. It’s hard to imagine that tomorrow or the next day it will all be gone.