This week has been delightful (so far… we are only starting Thursday!) but I have seen a change in our family since I tweaked things early this week.  Here are some of the children’s choices for their afternoons

*  Nomi and Daniel have played outside both together and individually.  They are making cubbies and mini towns in the garden

* Daniel has picked up the camera, taken photos of animals, he’s completed a sketch of a bird, a narration and we uploaded it all to his new blog  God’s Creation

* Jessica spent an afternoon cooking – choc chip cookies and a Honey Sultana slice, she also rearranged her recipe book

* Nomi has nearly finished a pencil drawing of two dogs

* Josh has played cricket and has two afternoons of working

* Jess helped the younger two with their blogs

* Jess has decided on her next creative project

* They’ve listened to Odyssey / Audio CD

* Daniel has played with his lego

* Nomi spent an afternoon read Little Pilgrims progress, and comparing our different versions/editions

The best thing is the happy buzz that is around.  But when time is not tightly structured there is also opportunity for relationship frictions.  But that is a good thing because I’m not so rushing from one activity to the next we are actually sorting these things out!  When life is slower there is more time for training!

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