today felt like an age
Both kids had a restless night and were both awake at 5:30
We had coffee, I ironed Mike’s clothes, made breakfast, and swept and tidied
I then called the government office regarding the 583,000 people whose personal information was lost (Social Insurance Numbers included). Turns out mine was one of them so spent a frustrating amount of time calling my bank, Equifax, and Transunion so they could put alerts on my accounts. So infuriating and careless.
I vacuumed, spot cleaned the furniture as best I could, and washed the cushion covers.
Made lunch, checked for eggs and made sure their water wasn’t frozen.
Poppy tried embroidery for about 5 minutes and built a castle out of Lego (it was awesome).
I started to stain/white wash our exposed beams.
We ate snacks, we snuggled, we read, we drew.
I looked for printable colouring pages and other homeschool resources.
We watched Netflix and The Sword In The Stone.
15 hours is a tremendous amount of time to fill with toddlers.
It is cold. The kids don’t seem bothered by it, but felt as though it settled into my bones until we had super hot bubble bath in our giant tub.
We are worried about the pipes freezing and the cold wind that seems to be howling through our old wooden front door.
We will try to staunch it with the plastic thermal stuff.
Ready for bed.
A little boy playing with his “freckle” (eyebrow).
A little girl running laps around the couch squealing.
Good night, friends.
P.S. Thank you so much for your wonderful resources and sage words regarding yesterday’s homeschooling post. I tried to find a copy of “Homeschooling Our Children, Unschooling Ourselves”, and even wrote the author to find out where the best place to get it in Canada would be. She replied saying that it went out of print just two months ago!
Does anyone have a copy they would like to sell to me? Or perhaps we could do a trade of books?
go gently + be wonderful