Today is a balmy 15 degrees ABOVE zero. Predictions for above freezing possible next week, and I have to admit I’m excited about Daylight Savings time. Not the transition, but I do enjoy having more light in the evening.
I recently found a book Heaven on Earth, that I’ve begun to read and so far I am really enjoying. It is more of a reference guide and tools and ideas kind of book, not the kind you sit down and read start to finish. It’s useful to help me incorporate more of the Waldorf philosophies at home. It’s also full of fun ideas for how to encourage my children’s nature based play, even when being outdoors can be challenging. My younger child will be turning 4 soon and there are some really fun ideas about birthday celebrations that I’m excited to incorporate in to our birthday routine. Above all, simplicity is key.
What are you reading?
A little over two weeks ago my eldest daughter was attacked by a dog. Not bitten, attacked. She is ok. Physically she’ll make a full recovery, but emotionally we are all still adrift.
Without getting in to the specifics of the trauma, since then I have noticed a marked change in her behavior and how she responds to dogs. While the self-preservation instinct that has been triggered is completely justifiable, it breaks my heart to watch her react to dogs this way. She’s matured in a way that trauma often forces and it causes a breathtaking ache in my chest to watch. She woke up last night twice with nightmares. This has become one of those moments I knew was coming when I can’t kiss her and make everything better and it is much worse than I imagined it would be. Continue reading
Happy almost 4th!
We’ve had a busy few weeks, some how I delude myself in to believing that things slow down in the summer, but that is far from accurate. If anything work lately has been a whirlwind of activity.
Big has been in a multitude of summer camps, including an art camp at Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Northern Clay Center, the Textile Center and a few others.
Little has recently started in Pre-K and loves her new room and teachers. Her favorite activities in the summer are swimming and this summer feeding the Giraffes at the Minnesota Zoo.
Additionally, we are looking at some really fun opportunities for Strawberry picking (or the next week or so) and Pied Piper Crafts.
What are your favorite summer camps/activities?