It is cold!!! And early!!! All I want to do is curl up with a blanket and read a good book. Silently, to myself. *sigh* The children have other ideas. Alex might go for it, but the idea of anyone relaxing around Ian is actually laughable. We got a bunch of books from the library. Alex has almost finished The Canary Capers. I am excited about another Gooney book (dork!) and we also got some Magic School Bus chapter books. I do not know how they will go over. Alex met them with mild interest which, with him, is equivalent to ecstatic.

I have been thinking a lot about pushing vs. challenging vs. not challenging. I am not sure what I think! Sometimes I think I am not requiring enough of him. I read what other children his age are doing and I feel guilty. At the same time, he is 6! There is time for all that. Lots and lots of time. So I go back to leaving him alone for the most part. Then I start to think I am not doing enough. Wash, rinse, repeat.

I am back at the end of the day. It turned out to be a good one 🙂 Alex read a lot, (a lot!) and we even played a game while the baby slept. Also he wrote a fable! Ok. That might be stretching it a little, but he wrote a sentence! The kids in Gooney The Fabulous are writing fables and I got inspired to write one myself and so did A. Small steps!! I am reading some of Aesop’s fables to him also so it all ties in which is weird and cool.


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