Fact Friday – fingerprints

The other day we were hanging up washing and Fysh asked why we have fingerprints. The best I could answer him is that they help us grip onto things. Well that answer didn’t really placate it, he knows about using fingerprints to find people because of NCIS etc but then in an episode of Numb3rs…

The adventures of August and Tiny Hoof

It’s no secret that Fysh has never been very artistic, sure he’d scribble and occasionally he’d paint something but in general he didn’t seem to have much of a concept for it or even an actual interest in it and then this past week he turns around and starts his own comic series. BOOM. Just…

backlash

My post on why I homeschool seems to have weeded a few people out of my timeline. I’ve been called childish and selfish for choosing to homeschool, that I had clearly not done any research because I don’t argue well and that Fysh will end up hating me for ruining his life. I was not homeschooled….

“why do you homeschool?”

I often get asked why I homeschool, and I’m often told my child isn’t getting the right opportunities and that I’m making him anti social as he’s not able to socialise enough. Why I argue this : firstly, that sort of thinking means that being in a school clearly did nothing for YOUR social skills else…

Still alive 

Took a bit of an hiatus from blogging as you can tell. Mainly because the days of the week really seem to be blending in together this time of year. Today is Thursday already! I was honestly convinced it was only Tuesday.  Lots has happened off blog though. I attended an epic ladies breakfast that…

Things unschooling has taught me

We’ve been homeschooling for 9 months now, well actually we started off with the plan to homeschool but then we found that the whole structure thing isn’t really for us and that unschooling is more up our Alley. It’s something that comes really naturally to kids, but us parents have to learn it.  Or re-learn it…

All the paint fun 

This morning we were at the waterfront for a networking breakfast and I decided to finally use the vouchers we got last year at an event for Art Jamming before they expire. Guys, it was SO much fun! I know I have canvas and paint at home but this is an entire studio just for…

mortgage, rent, school fees and taxes for a 6 year old

** Not a sponsored post. Just sharing a great find. I mentioned the other day that Fysh has wanted a monopoly set for quite a while and was pretty distraught after the little incident where he “won” a set and then it was realised they gave it to the wrong people and took it back. Today…

lepidopterology

Yesterday we got two of the tiniest damn caterpillars I’ve ever seen from another HS mom in the area – butterfly caterpillars! And we have a lemon tree so we have more than enough leaves for them to eat. Which also makes me wonder just how many of them are on our tree and I’ve…