Not complaining though. I'm just gob-smacked (love that new term!) about how to share all that's been going on.
We finally got around to watching a few more Nero Wolfe episodes we got at Christmas.
|Archie Goodwin (played by Timothy Hutton), Wolfe's trusty man,|
reflected in his coffee cup
|homemade pasta and marinara, |
with chicken Parmesan and homemade mozzarella!
Here are Pat and Christine. It makes me giggle just to see their smiles.
Okay, then yesterday I took Julia and her two friends to the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. I blogged about this last year already.
So here are some of the 100 photos I took on that trip, with a few helpful captions.
free Maritime Museum there.
I do think museums, aquariums, zoos, and such venues are best for children when they are visited regularly, often even. The kids should feel they know and have some ownership of these places. I plan to take advantage of our once-a-year free admission to the aquarium throughout high school, so Julia will learn to know the exhibits. Each time you visit, you reinforce the knowledge gained before, you add new, and a bond grows between the child and the things they see -- whether live creatures or centuries-old history. This bond can grow into a real passion. Of course, one of the added perks of doing this as a homeschooler is the flexibility one has to really indulge the visit -- stay longer, avoid crowds, and not be hampered by the tiresome "Okay! Everybody line up! We have to go! Get on the bus! Don't touch that! Be quiet!" Instead of focusing on all the logistics of corralling 30 (or 60) children, one child can focus on what matters -- learning.