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Views from Here :: Free Thinkers

Bless her heart, Laurel Mae is in a climbing phase.  I feel like I run a diner these days, not only because I am a breakfast short-order cook, but also because I have to put up the chairs after every meal.  It's a dilemma to the homeschooling family, where so much happens around the table.  Nevermind that, I have free thinkers.

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They turn lemons into lemonade and make a woodwright's shop out of a stack of chairs.  And believe it or not, they know all their hand tools--draw knives, planes, spoke shaves, bow saws, you name it.

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We had it all cleaned up for lunch and then it was back to work while I did the dishes.  I love this kind of open-ended, creative play.

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My children are masters at the everyday work of childhood and I am happy to brag a little.  I am overjoyed at the ordinary days we have.  That is one of my wishes for them, that they can see the wonders of a life that cycles on, each day a little different than the one before.

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blakdove
Mar. 20th, 2015 02:16 pm (UTC)
How cool!

Similar around here. Right now, for example, they are busy playing gym class on the mattress pad I took off Miriam's bed. Exercise and creative fun, win win.
( 2 trees — Plant a Forest )

A Blessed Wilderness

It was just like being in heaven, being in there. In those days there was no road. The park was all a blessed wilderness. I have often thought what a wonderful people we would have been if we had wanted to keep it that way.

~Adolph Murie, biologist, on Denali


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