Did you know that some people are starting to refer to staying at home with their kids as "homesteading" instead of "staying at home with your kids"? Actually, I don't even know if you have to have kids to do it. It could just mean taking staying at home seriously and making a thing of it, which sounds so up my alley.
So on Thursday that's exactly what Cal and I did. We got down with some Homesteading. For example, I stayed in my pyjamas all day. Often people describe this as a luxurious activity but it always makes me feel a bit gross, but on Thursday I tried it and it was ok.
And we did lots of wonderful homey things:
Cal tried Golden Crumpets for the first time and found them agreeable.
I took Mum's suggestion and rolled a piece of carpet out onto the concrete and set Cal's toys up there. This was such a success that I even squeezed in 35 minutes of yoga, in my pyjamas with only one or two toddler attacks during down-dogs.
Cal painted in the sun and played with his trucks in the dirt. Sounds totally normal but Cal has never really been a play on his own kind of kid and I was so impressed with how many games and little adventures he found for himself yesterday. I guess he just needs the opportunity.
And we bought daffodil bulbs and planted them. Basically we nailed Homesteading. For one whole Thursday!
|Cal and the autumn sun through the bones of the frangipani tree|
|The very delicious first crumpet|
|Pondering a day with No Plans|
|The new trampoline is also great for trucks|
|Cal's cold made him extra cuddly all day|
|The "Whys?" are in full force and often hilarious|
|Autumn on fire in the garden|
|Having "Apartment-steaded" till now I've usually left crafting to kindy, but yesterday we painted and no one got hurt|
|The Frangipani's last blooms|