Ancora Imparo - I am still learning

Friday, February 13, 2009

Valentine's party #2

We were in such a rush today, I forgot to grab my camera before we went to our second Valentine party for the week. I wish I had pictures, but I don't. This one was with the regular homeschooling group here. It was more like what a public school Valentine party is like. Taliesin had fun. He's very much into arts/crafts (such as decorating the Valentine boxes). And then he found a fun pirate game that kept him entertained until the snacks and Valentine exchange. Nathanael, my active one, on the other hand was pretty miserable. He's been in an extremely active mood for the past few days, anyway. We've been working with his mood by making trips to the park and playing outside a lot. But today was just too much for him (especially considering he only had a twenty-minute nap as opposed to his usual two hour one). He was irritable and cranky; and, of course, I got comments like, "Is today a bad day?" I tried to explain that he just turned four, and he's active anyway, and he's tired today; but I'm not sure what people thought. Oh, well, I tried to explain. Sometimes I wonder why many do not understand. One of the moms doing the party made the comment, jokingly, that next year, they would just invite the girls instead of the boys (but this is the same mom who wanted to exclude the boys from a song/dance routine at another group that I posted about a couple of months ago). But at least Taliesin enjoyed himself. He did get frustrated with some non-working art supplies while making his Valentine box; but, other than that, he was fine. And Nathanael did enjoy looking at all of the Valentines he got when we got home. Nathanael's just not good with a lot of sitting down, structured time - especially when there are a lot of people around. But that's okay with me. We all learn differently. That's really what unschooling is about. :^)



TERI said...

Happy to hear if was a fun time regardless. I forget my camera so much too! Or the battery runs out just as there is a cute shot! Hope the weather is nice for you guys and you get everyone out play out all the energy! We are still piled in snow here!

unschoolermom said...

It's been cold again, but no more snow yet. We get out as much as we can! I know what you mean about cameras. Just a couple of days ago, we went to the "train park," a park that contains an old train for people to visit and grow on. I forgot my camera, so I just snapped some pictures with my cell phone. :^)