I'm really so inspired by all the great stories that are being told! In our house we, too had an ongoing saga usually about the girls when they were in the two and four range. Then somewhere around 5 or 6 they tired of it and I stopped doing it. The next thing you know, years have past without a made-up story! How does that happen? It's crazy how fast time flies past. They were both quite pleased with the homespun story last night and couldn't wait to hear what happened next tonight. It's such a good reminder that the kids go through phases and just because they've grown out of a phase doesn't mean they won't grow back into it again at some later date. So, I will certainly be borrowing many ideas from those posted! Thanks.
And congratulations to Laura for the Iran dvd.
Today for my giving Day 15 (half way!), I gave a ditch day to my youngest daughter. We spent the day at the Phoenix Art Museum and had a really nice time together. Now that the girls are in school it actually felt weird to be out during 'school hours.' I never thought about it when we homeschooled and was constantly reminded by strangers who asked why the girls weren't in school, but no one asked today but I felt its strangeness. It was positively delicious! I don't think I will ever mature out of enjoying breaking the rules. Why on earth I wonder, is that such an enjoyable thing for me?
They had an exhibit there that I knew she would love and she certainly did. It's an all mirrored room that's pitch black except for a bunch of randomly hung tiny LED lights. It's called the Firefly Room and really delivers! As you walk through the room you bump into the lights hanging which starts them all moving around into infinity in the mirrors. Since I was giving her this day as a gift, I had no other agenda in the museum of art that I wanted to see. So needless to say we spent most of our time in this little dark room. Being a sister, though, she couldn't fully enjoy it on her own and kept saying, "I wish sissy would've come. I know she would love it." The big sister contemplated coming with us all week but woke up this morning with her decision to attend school instead. So the little sister kept talking about, 'when we come back with sissy.' It's fun to get one on one with each child but so often for my girls it ends up like this- only half enjoying until we can all go back together. But then there's a catch in that since the one that already saw it thinks they know all about it and keeps mentioning the prior time she was there- and we all know how that goes! I don't know of anyone who likes seeing a movie with another person who has already seen it!