It started like this. Years ago I used to forget to put the new toilet paper on the roll. You know, you get in a hurry, you just balance the new roll on the empty cardboard thingy and go on with your life. Maybe you get it next time, whatever. Apparently this laze-faire attitude towards [...]
[Does opening stretches, jogs in place for a moment, deep breathing] Okay!
You know what annoyed me yesterday on the playground? The term “screen time.” It’s condescending. It takes all my projects and all the deep feelings I experience when reading or watching or playing or learning, all my various fun times, and reduces them [...]
I notice Sophie, 8, doing something in the kitchen, something involving pots and food and knives.
Me, ultra-casual: “Whatcha doing?”
Sophie, not looking up: “Nothing you need to be involved with.”
They grow up so fast.
Not a day goes by that I don’t thank the Lords and Ladies Above that Paul and I had brains enough to buy property with a pond. Because every summer, almost every day, you’ll find us out in our pond’s lovely waters, laughing, hanging out, and staying cool. Swimming is a big deal for us. [...]
Sophie has been making masks.
I love the individually cut feathers on the owl mask! The wolf got a snout that I managed to miss in this photo, but its pretty awesome, all shaped and glued into place. And drat, I couldn’t find the peacock mask, which is truly a shame [...]
Luc, 6, apropos of nothing, while eating his bowl of honey-o’s, just said, “I just thought of something disturbing.”
Me: “What’s that?”
Luc, in a serious voice: “Hulk’s willy.”
Hidden eggs have been found, re-hidden, found again. Chocolate has been unwrapped from its little foil wrappers and eaten and then the little foil wrappers have been painstakingly smoothed out for nonspecific future projects by Sophie (?!). Board games are currently being played, cutthroat Go Fish, high [...]
John Holt seems to have been an amazing person and I wish so much he was still alive and I could meet him. Instead, I read his books and become inspired again and again about how humans, especially young humans, thrive. Mr. Holt started out as an education reformer but somewhere along the line he [...]
Luc is sitting on a skateboard, rolling through the yurt, la la la, thinking about whatever Luc thinks about while idling on a skateboard.
Sophie comes along and lays down in front of him. “I’ll be the road kill.” She sticks out of her tongue, making a grunting “I’m dead” sound.
Luc, not missing [...]
Luc is fascinated by war games. Playing “army men” with a thousand little people, animals, aliens, and monsters, plus setting up massive bunkers and fortresses out of blocks and legos and castles, endlessly working out battle strategies and outcomes. “Look at my line up!” he says. “Who do you think will win?” is his favorite [...]
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today's yoga practice
May 12, 2013 | 1:39 pm
Full primary. I forgot to write practices down last week, oh well.
May 4, 2013 | 2:51 pm
Feeling sick. Surys. A few seated. Backbending. Bleh.
May 4, 2013 | 2:50 pm
Primary to supta konasana.
May 4, 2013 | 2:50 pm
Gah. Skip. Lame.
May 4, 2013 | 2:49 pm
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