Day In the Life, My Little Poppies Style:
A Day in the Life of a Gifted Homeschooler
March 11, 2015
Day In the Life, My Little Poppies Style
Three little noggins peek into my bedroom. They announce that they did another great job sleeping through the night. Our nights of interrupted sleep are clearly still as fresh on their minds as they are on mine (stay tuned for a post on how we got them sleeping again). I get out of my warm bed and head to the kitchen to make some coffee. Then, I start on the pancakes and eggs. It’s so nice to be somewhere that has a functioning kitchen for a change. I ask the kids if they want to help me flip pancakes but this morning they are too focused on their art. Tomorrow is their uncle’s birthday and they want to make him something special.
It’s time for some Family Book Club fun. Leo reads Owl Moon aloud to T, Seuss, and I and then together we read about nocturnal and diurnal animals. We watch a couple YouTube videos and then brainstorm an art project. T wants to make an owl and Leo wants to make an owl’s habitat. Thankfully, I have still have a huge bag in the trunk of my car filled with the craft supplies that our Destination Imaginiation team had been using weekly. I run out to the car to get it and then let the kids have their very own craft-palooza. It lasts for quite a while and they have a blast.
After a water break, we decide to quickly clean up the aftermath and head outside for some fresh air, nature, and snow play. Today is one of those warm New England days- a spring teaser after a very long winter. There are puddles and the sweet sounds melting. My parents’ condo is on a little golf course and the hills are fantastic for sledding, but the snowbanks are even better!
…a super-sized treasure box:
… and treasure can:
Cait co-hosts The Homeschool Sisters Podcast and is co-founder of Raising Poppies, a community for parents of gifted and twice-exceptional children. Cait is also founder of the Family Book Club at My Little Poppies, a fantastic community of book-loving parents and the Gameschool Community at My Little Poppies, a vibrant community of gameschoolers.
Cait is a contributing writer for Simple Homeschool and GeekMom. Her work has also appeared on The Huffington Post, The Mighty, and Scary Mommy. You can find her on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram