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Oh, Summer, you are flying by!
So many children in this part of the world are on their last couple weeks of summer, and the heat of summer is just starting to hit. I must say, as we prepare for vacation the same day the schools go back, as something in mind keeps making me think I too am suppose to be going back to school, I am so very comforted by our choice to not go back to school.
This coming year, for us, already has so much heightened energy- defending dissertations, going on the job market, moving to ??? wherever we can move. I'm thankful our home/school energy can be low and slow!
For some though, I'm sure the routines of school will be welcomed! I remember when they were for us too!
Last week, though I was mostly successful with staying in my retreat tone, it was filled with camps and a lot of driving. While so fun for our boy, it reminded me how much we do NOT enjoy being car bound and how our activities need to reflect that. We spent quite a bit of time thinking about what our days will look like when we return from vacation.
This year coming skateboarding will be Clark's focus, with his father joining in a couple mornings a week, and our girl has decided she needs more animals in her life. She begins horseback riding on Tuesday. Thankfully very little driving is needed for both. 3rd grade will begin and a mixture of preK and K. We'll continue with Oak Meadow and have started Clark's main text (because he couldn't wait) The Story of the World.
There is just something so nice about being in low and slow (like the farmer reminds me is the best way to cook when she hands over our meat CSA each month). Busy, I have found is not nearly as nice as some make it seem. It's nice to have full days. Days where we are doing and moving and thinking and learning. Full and busy, I believe, are quite opposites in fact.
So here is to full days tuned into low and slow, especially for those of you who are moving towards school and work and the energy it takes to transition back into those routines.
I will be spending this week learning with my two each morning and then writing with middle school girls each afternoon- our theme A Week of Self Discovery. Pretty awesome!
Oh and the kids and I will also be putting together our July Kiwi Crate, which is just as awesome as the first six we've have created.
They are offering a great deal for the reminder of the month- A Kiwi Crate Free Trial. From now until July 31st, you, readers, have the opportunity to try a sample-size project, Starlight Lantern, from one of their popular crates! Just pay $3.95 for shipping.
Click here if you're ready to give them a try Kiwi Crate Free Trial (Limited Time Only). Might be the perfect low and slow afternoon for you and your kiddos before you are all off on to new adventures.
Happy Monday and beginning of the week to you and yours!