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Friday, 1 August 2014
7 Quick Takes Friday (Vol 201)
Well the sourdough was a complete flop!:( Too, too wet, very disappointing. However thanks to the help of a friend I have made contact with a local blogger who bakes sourdough all the time, so down, but not out, hoping I'll get it right next time.
Jelly Bean, 10 is a later reader, whilst she can read, she doesn't yet believe she can. We had yet another discussion about the topic this week, me bolstering her abilities, her denying interest in reading anyhow,
JB: "I don't like reading"
Me: "Well how will you learn anything?"
JB: "You can read for me"
Me: "How would it be if I couldn't read?"
JB: "Well that would be a disaster!"
I giggled and giggled, her horror was so funny, and I think she finally got my point.
Excitedly for the first time ever, she told me later that day that she liked reading, we finally have a breakthrough:):)
My thoughts have been reflective lately about a number of topics, I've been pondering various life experiences and conversations. I'd love to share some of my thoughts here but, the problem is, how much of 'my story' can I in good conscience actually share? To share may hurt, unintentionally those who are part of my story, it's a tricky one.
Michelangelo had two teeth removed this week in preparation for being fitted for braces, the beginning of journey that will likely take a few years. As I drove him in for his appointment I reflected this was a milestone, for the first time in his life he would endure major pain of a physical and psychological nature, and I couldn't minimise that pain, it was a road he had to walk alone, my job was to give emotional support. There will be many more times in his life, in the lives of all our children that we can't minimise their pain we can only love and pray. Parenting is not for the faint hearted.
Falling in love further with All About Spelling, working today with Jelly Bean, 10 and Jack Jack, 8, and JB was confidently discussing Closed and Open syllables. It really is a program that lays a firm foundation.
If you haven't already heard about the new blog, Schole Sisters I highly recommend you pop over and check them out. Lots of thought provoking and inspiring discussions on Classical Education, although a friend proposes the label Liberal Education fits more than Classical Education and I'd have to agree.
The Schole Sisters recent post on Beauty alternatively inspired and disheartened me. You see I want beauty in the home, I really do but I just seem to have a missing gene. Then my friend cheered me up, she who is so talented, assured me that it can be learnt, whilst brainstorming with her as to how to beautify a room, I realised I do know a few tips, over the years I've absorbed rather alot from my friend. Perhaps I belong in the Intermediate class and not the Beginners:)
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