Hmmm, probably not too many…
- Worked on building planters to grow vegetables in and finished off the re-seeding of the “lawn”.
- Found several carpenters to quote on the cellar staircase.
- Started to plan the shop-front conversion
- Sent on a desk and various sets of drawers to start the shop clearing process.
Not sure where March has got to. We certainly don’t seem to have achieved much. Benjamin has moved into Isey’s bedroom, which seems to be working. I thought he would be sad to leave his old room, but as soon as we started sorting his new bed out he announced that this was his new room. His old room is nearly ready for Joel. I am not sure that I am ready for Joel to move out of our room yet though! It seems a long way down the corridor.
This last week we have been focusing on getting the boys to do their tidying up at the end of the day, putting their laundry away, laying the table, clearing the table etc.. It has been a very uphill struggle. It doesn’t seem to come naturally to them.
Joel is on his feet more and more, and trying to join in with B and I’s games much more. He is starting to try to say things too. Things like ‘gone’ and ‘down’.
And part of the month has been spent being uncertain on what H.E. ‘philosophy’ to adopt. I have re-read some John Holt and looked at some curriculum stuff and ended up back at Ambleside Online and Charlotte Mason.
We have been inside far too much. It just takes so much effort to get everybody coated, toileted, booted and out. Desperate for some warmer weather to come and inspire us again.