Another Monday, another podcast from Straddle Parenting! This week, we continue our series on homeschooling dads, and tackle the more practical side of getting involved.
Add this to the list of things you don’t consider in that moment when you find yourself anticipating a new life: someday, most likely, that kid is going to drive.
The two lines weren’t supposed to be there. You took the test on a whim. If anything, you thought, Murphy’s Law would come into play and you’d start your period as you were waiting for the seconds to tick by on the timer.
One of the projects I was most excited about this summer is one of those purely delight-driven, purely fanciful little endeavors that make the best kind of memories: a sunflower house. We attempted one once, years ago, in Washington. I probably should have just hand-fed sprouts to the slugs for all the good it did me. I think we grew three sunflowers that year, which was lovely, but it wasn’t a house. It didn’t create the sweet little hideaway I had hoped for. Call me a pessimist, but I never tried again.
Work while you work.
Play while you play.
This is the way
to be happy and gay.
One thing at a time.
And done well.
Is the best of rules,
As many can tell.
So, work while you work,
And play while you play.
–English nursery rhyme
Last week, I was gifted the opportunity to sit down with one of my favorite people and discuss one of our favorite topics. I recorded a podcast with my husband, and seriously, it was so much fun.
One of the unexpected blessings of family photo accounts is that you never quite know what you might get when you open your app. Over the years, I’ve been met with myriad shots of interesting insects, countless selfies, and more than a few videos of kids riding, scooting, crawling, jumping, dancing, or otherwise doing something deemed noteworthy by some random family member. It’s fun, usually, to see snippets of daily life I missed right here under my roof through the eyes of my husband or kids.
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We’re shifting gears here, moving into the new rhythm that will define our summer months here on the farm. Priorities are shifting, the things that claim the bulk of our time are changing.
The sun is out. The weather is finally getting warm. The kids have been antsy since March. O.k., truth— you have been antsy since March. The house that felt so warm and inviting as you settled in to the start of your school year last fall is suddenly claustrophobic. The thrilling books are falling flat, the manipulative-heavy math suddenly seems too involved to even haul off the shelf.