The boys and I are under the weather. Not miserable, thankfully, just sick enough to want to indulge in a quiet day snuggled up in bed, which we did. It was glorious.
I'm not ashamed to say the laptop was a constant
companion. We have strict limits during the week, but I figure a sick
Saturday in bed is not the time to worry about screen time.
We started the day with youtube drawing tutorials - if you ever need a teenage mutant ninja turtle face, I'm your gal- and the boys both read and played games all morning.
Then, yesterday afternoon, only five years late to the party, I signed M up for Khan Academy. I am geeked. He loved it. L was busy (writing fan fiction aka a paragraph called "Teenage Mutant Ninja Cars" and starring -get this- Materangelo) but I'll sign him up today, too. I think it could become a part of the puzzle in finding ways to challenge them at home and feeding the curiosity beasts within.
Finally, last night, the boys and I ushered in the season with one of our holiday favorites by creating a family elf yourself video. It's tradition. L made a silly one of his baby cousin Naan, too.
The good thing about a lazy lie-in is that you're all the more ready to get out and do something the next day. Now if somebody would just wake up...