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I have some variation of this conversation with Wyatt at least a few times a week:
Me: We have to get these toys picked up
Wyatt: But that sounds haaaaaaard
Me: Well you didn’t think it was too hard to get them all out
Wyatt: But putting them away isn’t fuuuuuuun
He’s not a lazy kid, but man, he doesn’t like to do work if he think it’s, you know, work. So imagine my surprise when I find him outside, filthy from head to toe, hauling rocks for Amma’s landscaping project. Apparently carrying bucket-fulls of rocks is not work. It’s totally play time. And he was pretty proud of their accomplishment.
He was starving after all that work so we plopped some food down in front of him and he ate like I’d never seen him eat before. And I’m pretty sure I’m going to put manual labor on the schedule everyday now.
This seemed like a pretty good time to get some school done so we went to our favorite study spot (my bed) and did some work out of the What Your Preschooler Needs to Know Activity Book. We followed that up with a couple of episodes of Masha’s Spooky Stories on Netflix because he actually did look totally beat after all that work earlier. You guys, this show is…odd. I mean, one of the stories is about a kid who is so afraid of water he stops bathing and turns into a literal pig. I guess that’s one way to scare your kid into taking a bath.
Later on during Basement Time I headed down and was graced with an invitation to stay and watch a new Scooby-Doo movie. Wyatt loves Scooby-Doo and mysteries and pretending that he’s scared when the “ghosts” are on screen. So we settled down on the couch to watch “Scooby-Doo and the Gourmet Ghost” and guys, I just about died when the cartoon likeness of Bobby Flay showed up on the screen. Apparently he’s Fred’s uncle, because anything is possible when you’re animated. But seriously. What’s going on Bobby Flay? Did someone put you up to this? I’m concerned. Blink twice if you need help.
I also made good on my promise to ask Wyatt what he wanted to learn about (albeit a little late in the day) and he said he wanted to know how train tracks are built. Perhaps a little bit out of my range of knowledge, but hey, that’s what Youtube is for. So we watched a couple of videos that only prompted more questions, so I’m thinking maybe a trip to the library for some train books might be in order.
What did your homeschool day look like?
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