We are currently in the middle of week 5 of our Simply Classical curriculum and all is well. If you note when we started this program, you may notice that we *should* be in the middle of week 6. The change of pace occurred quite unexpectedly when the SUN, of all things, decided to make a spontaneous appearance in our northern February doldrums. Sweet mustache, sunshine in February!
“It’s a Christmas miracle!” Declared my 3 year old.
“Is it Spring?” Angelina wanted to know.
“Not really. It is a reprieve. I’m sure winter isn’t over.” I told my sun-starved children.
Then I sent them outside to play for the full day, and for the following day as well. Good thing too, our high today was mid 60s; tomorrow the high is mid 30s. At this moment the wind is rising, rain is lashing, and the temperature is plummeting.
It was a short reprieve.
But we had a chance to hear the green humming of a not-too-distant Spring, gathered a handful of ladybugs to sketch in our nature journals, splashed in icy mud puddles, whacked shrubs with sticks, ran, jumped, climbed, and jumped some more.
I didn’t bother capturing many pics, I was too busy ripping out decrepit weed barrier cloth and getting elbow deep in earth as I planned a new garden.
What a lovely way to spend a fleeting sunny day.