Since I haven’t returned to full-time out-of-the-house employment yet ( I had planned to be back at work by the summer, but there go my plans), we decided to pull Ninjette out of her summer school/camp until the school year starts up again in September. It helps to save us a little money and gives me a chance to see if homeschooling is still something I might want to do.
Today started off with leisurely morning, an episode of Pound Puppies (remember those?), a crafvity (Ninjette’s word which means craft activity), a nice relaxed lunch, lots of book reading, a nap, and a lot of Legos.
Here are some of my observations from the first day of Mommy Camp:
- A four year old’s questions are non-stop. It’s like a constant stream of non-stop questions. Did I mention that it’s just non-stop, even if you’ve answered it.
- I can’t wait until she can read books herself. I think we read 20 books – over and over again. The Korean mom in me kept plowing through because I am convinced that reading books to her will make her a genius.
- Crafts aren’t so bad. I’ve always been the kind of person that really tries to avoid mess, so I’m not always keen on craft activities. BUT, I’ve changed my mind on this. I love it and Ninjette loves it, so more crafvities to come!
- I thought about scheduling stuff out for the next few weeks, but after today, I decided not to. I’m going to just keep a general idea of what we want to try to do during the week, but I’m really going to let Ninjette just lead us. We’ll see what adventures happen!
I think the most important thing that I learned today was that I just need to be a lot more patient and more relaxed. I was even able to get some work done while she played with Legos and we sang along to Call Me Maybe on repeat (her request).
But now I am all tuckered out from Mommy Camp!