So I declared a Snow Day (to which somebody witty posted on facebook: “At regular schools, a snow day means you get to stay home. So are you shlepping your kids to school?”). Ha ha ha… I wish.
But what it really means is STAY IN JAMMIES. It’s therapeutic; the longer you spend in pyjamas, the more recovered you feel. We all stayed in jammies until at least 1 p.m.
What it also means is MAKE COOKIES. I had half a batch of gingerbread cookie dough left in the fridge from Sunday’s alef-bais party.
And the last thing it means is PAINT. We all did a whole bunch of paintings until we started to feel better and less at each other’s throats.
Another thing a homeschool Snow Day means is that you can end it whenever you want. So when 1:30 rolled around, when the indoor playground at Barbara Frum begins, I showered, got us all dressed and – okay, with a little crazymaking nonsense, like Naomi removing Gavriel Zev’s socks – out the door to head over there so they could run around a little.
The perfect combination: mellow morning at home, crazy afternoon in the gym… I love it!
What I like about the picture above is that it not only showcases all our mellow-morning homeschool activities (paintings in the background; cookies in the foreground), but smack-dab in the middle of the table are two things: a bottle of chocolate milk and a bottle of wine.
Rest assured, loyal readers – those of you who haven’t left off reading to call Child Protective Services about my mellow-morning drinking habits – that the bottle is there only in its capacity as a rolling pin. I should really get around to adding “rolling pin” to my wishlist, but the wine bottles just work so well. Much better than a cheap rolling pin could, by the way. Because they are both heavy and – with our low room temperature – fairly cool, which is ideal for most pastry applications.
Also, this particular bottle is not good wine, or even mediocre wine. It’s a “kal” (light, ie low-alcohol) wine somebody gave us. I don’t remember who… um, I hope nobody who’s currently reading this.
Jen - when is the free play at Barbara Frum? Which days/what time? Thanks!ReplyDelete
I totally lucked in; it's only Wednesday afternoons, from 1:30 'till 4.ReplyDelete
Much needed during the winter; not sure if we'll continue in the nice weather, but it would be great to see you there & meet your new little one.
LMK if you want to join us some week!
I've heard of the gym at Barbara Frum but never been. A quick google only seems to reveal a library... is it the a) same building, b) near by or c) somewhere else completely?ReplyDelete
Same building! The basement has a City of Toronto Parks & Recreation facility and the nice, big gym down there is open 1:30 to 4:00 on Wednesday afternoons.ReplyDelete
There are age limits, so it's not really a homeschool thing; I think the maximum age is 5. :-(