Lark and I attended a Waldorf inspired St. Nicholas Day celebration today. What a treat! There was food, a walk in the woods (complete with making pinecone bird feeders in said woods), and a St. Nick story for the kiddos. It’s nice to be with people who enjoy the same things, enabling me to be able to relax and just have a good time. The older kids will hear a St. Nicholas story tonight, and put a shoe out in hopes of being treated!
The kids are still doing pretty well in school. Despite the fun they’re having in class, on trips, and with other school related activities, they still ask to be homeschooled at least once a week! Who knew it would have such an impact? I mean, duh, but like I told a friend, the 2010-2011 school year will now be known as The Year We Homeschooled. Finch misses taking lots of field trips (and not being subjected to the behavior of other 6 y/os, hehe) and Wren misses being on her own schedule (she’s not really a morning person). As for me, I feel exhausted just remembering last year, and sometimes I wonder how we all managed to get through it in one piece! Robin misses it too, but he’s the most outgoing of my kids and truly enjoys spending time with others (at school). He goes to school early when he can, and stays afterward for activities. I’m really glad for him. I feel especially happy that we live in a district which has great resources. It really shows in the school he attends, I think. Anyway, he’s ill this evening, and missing his first ever band concert (he plays flute), so I’m going to go tend to my boy and try to cheer him up.