Mom has been sick. Down and out for the count for 2 days. Can’t get out of bed,except to go to the Dr. to find out it is a raging sinus infection. But all is not lost for school when I am sick, the kids soldier on and get things done for school even without me telling them what to do. Matthew and Sarah take over and make sure that Ben and Rebekah are doing what they need to do. Sarah reads their science to them and checks their math problems. Matthew sits and lets Rebekah read to him the most inane book he could think of “The Tiara Club”, but he knows it is important that she read. Matthew and Sarah also manage to get their own work done as well as checking up on their younger brother and sister.
And after their schoolwork is done, Ben and Rebekah play. They come up with all sorts of creative ideas to do. They use my camera and videotape themselves putting on shows. They have been trying to figure out how to make a hammock, using a sheet, that will hold them. I am always astounded by their creativity. Give them a little thing called a “Hex Bug” and their imaginations and problem solving skills run full tilt. I would never think to take a mat for cutting quilt squares and blocks and make a maze for the bugs to go through. But they spent hours and hours arranging and rearranging their maze.
So while mom has been sick, learning has still taken place. Some “book work” and lots of imaginative play.