An important part of schooling at home is taking the occasional day off from written work in favor of leaving the house to actually experience the things you are learning about.
Isaac's kindergarten science lessons have recently revolved around an insect theme.
To that end, we loaded up the car and headed for our local arachnid and arthropod appreciation organization. Or as we affectionately call it, "The Bug Zoo." Yes we have an actual membership, very necessary when you one is raising little boys.
After the zoo we came home and the boys played hockey with daddy and a neighbor for a good hour or two.
In case you are already thinking it, we now appreciate that this might NOT have been the best way to encourage healing in Nathan's knee. After Isaac accidentally planted his hockey stick firmly on Nathan's injured leg we put a stop to the game and set Nathan up with pillows, ice, meds and dinner on a TV tray. Poor guy is REALLY in pain this evening. Tomorrow I will be letting go of all my typical parentisms and parking him in front of the TV and/or computer with whatever I can give him to keep him off his feet. Isaac has already expressed outrage at this plan so I would appreciate prayers, positive thoughts and wishes for peace in the S house.
Pictures below. Love to all!