|Love this memory...racing from the dunes to the waves. Just us 3.|
|Yes, we brought our own stools to the car wash for just this purpose:)|
But we are busy, busy these days practicing letters everywhere we see them; singing songs; counting to 30; figuring out which shoe goes on which foot; drawing space ships; chasing butterflies; inspecting bugs; digging and dumping sand; taking turns; shooting hoops; practicing sentences; learning 'please' and 'thank you;' making choices; hitting golf balls and baseballs; requesting favorite books and shows; enjoying the occasional dance party; and having running races in the alley or pretending to be dogs, cats, birds, lions, and frogs in the front yard.
With so much learning going on how could I not seize the opportunity to set up some activities to have on hand? Enter bins, baskets, tubs, labels, and supplies.
Had I not become a stay at home mom today would mark my 10th year returning to the classroom. Alas, plans changed a few years ago and today instead marks the 3rd year I'm NOT at the first day of school. But since I raided my teacher supplies pile in my parents' basement last week and spent one full nap time a few days ago totally 'schooling out' the boys' playroom, I've reached the conclusion that once a teacher, always a teacher.
Exhibit A: threading Fruit Loops onto pipe cleaners was a success!