"Children do not need to learn to be better, told what to do or shown how. If they are given access to enough of the world, they will see clearly enough what things are truly important to themselves and to others, and they will make for themselves a better path into that world than anyone else could make for them." John Holt
On Thursdays we volunteer at our church food bank, the boys didn't go to bed til early in the morning sometime so it was just Dora, Dad, and I. We helped unload the trucks with food, arrange on the tables, count, and hand out to the people coming in. Dora is usually in charge of counting the bread, as I have showed her how to count the stacked up levels and multiply by the number across, real world math, practice. She was also in charge of handing out the right number of canned items to each participant.
After the food bank, we came home and had a little lunch/breakfast. Bubba watched some Manga videos, both the boys spent some time in their rooms playing on devices and a couple hands of Yugioh. Everyone has really enjoyed playing with and getting to know our two newest family members: Midnight (rabbit) and Teddy (teddy bear hamster). They came unexpectantly last night when a friend was having to move and didn't have homes for thses little guys. Dora played some online games on my computer, and then we headed out for a walk.
We walked a few blocks to the store to buy some drinks and then decided to continue the walk to the park that is about 2 miles from our house. Bubba and Bret went on their own walking for awhile while Dora kept Dad and I entertained with, "Watch me do this cartwheel!" " How many flips do you think I can do at one time without messing up?", "Watch me roll down this hill!
When the boys got back from their walk we all went to walk around the little park pond. We looked at and talked about different kinds of fish, ecosystems, and saw a LOT of tadpoles. Dora dangled her water proof camera in the water hoping to catch some fish on camera, better luck next time!
When we got home, the boys played video games with Dad for awhile while Dora helped me cook dinner and then had she her friend, Lilly over to spend the night!