are spent watching the kids play. Sometimes together and sometimes apart. I am sitting here late tonight looking over an entire Little People village. A place Emily has spent the greater part of her day. It is a great and wonderful gift I have received to be here with her, and the rest, each and every day to watch them grow, change and make sense of the world they live in.
It isn't just watching Emily in her pretend play, it also their outside play, the plays, shows and dances they perform. Each child at their own stage of development - each giving me a precious insight to themselves.
Too soon children are asked to grow up, put away their childhood and become little adults. Homeschooling protects that childhood just a little bit longer. Learning and play cannot, and should not, be removed from each other.
We were reminded today of how short childhood is and how quickly the children are growing. Mary has hit another milestone today - she lost her first baby tooth. This has been a much awaited event for her, but oh too quickly for me. I'm sad and excited, much more so than I imagined I would feel about a simple tooth. I'll post pictures tomorrow.