i feel as though i have spent an increasing amount of energy getting groups of professionals to spend a diminishing amount of time with quinn, providing me with more and more far-fetched “plans of attack” for how to deal with his behavioral challenges, while they rule out in mere minutes that any of his challenges . . . → Read More: what would yoda do?
i burst into tears yesterday over a passage (no, actually, it was a list in the sidebar) in the book i’m reading on asperger’s and parenting. the heading of the sidebar was behavioral manifestations of anxiety. all sixteen of the listed items applied to quinn. i hadn’t fully understood all sixteen of them as manifestations . . . → Read More: black and white
~a friday ritual~
a photo capturing a moment from the week.
a simple, special moment.
a moment i want to pause, savor and remember.
other posts you may enjoy:~this moment~~this moment~ mama’s birthday hike~this moment~ fava flowers~this moment~
~the pictures are always so dimly lit this time of year… but i noticed i could see my hands this morning as i was getting in my car, and i can tell there will be sufficient daylight for photography soon! ~ holidays are great unschool time: what’s not educational . . . → Read More: a month of unschool
i know these a month of unschool posts tend to be my least polished, most photo-heavy and scatterbrained of all… my feeble attempts at scratching another mark on the doorframe to show how much we’ve grown, when that little scratch mark in no way encompasses what it actually meant to grow that quarter . . . → Read More: a month of unschool
~praying mantis found and studied, released in our garden on the squash plant as it was glowing in the afternoon sunshine~
~finished up our farmer’s market season… reflecting back on how much of a helper quinn was this year, compared to the last . . . → Read More: a month of unschool
dada showed quinn the animated version of the the hobbit last week, and a lot of “quinn the wizard” play followed on its heels. i asked if he’d like to begin to read the hobbit, and he was tickled that there was a book in addition to a movie (bonus! ha). he wanted to start . . . → Read More: wizard
~cutting up magazines and making our own books~ boom out of nowhere you suddenly know how to write letters ~ new favorite books like amos and boris and buoy~ telling time with winnie the pooh and boom now you know your numbers too; did we really just count to . . . → Read More: a month of unschool
last week i heard this several times, when i’d offer to take quinn somewhere fun or present an activity option:
“nah, i was going to go work on james and his friends.”
“we need to go work on james and his friends!”
“but i was just going up to work on james and his friends!”
. . . → Read More: james and his friends ~ fun with egg cartons and literature
he lights up my life. i just recently learned of martinmas, and was intrigued because everyone seems to walk around carrying cool handmade candle lanterns. when i finally read some of the stories of martin of tours, and how he was a soldier who helped a beggar by offering him half of his cloak . . . → Read More: unschoolish weekend