Fact Friday – The Moon

“Mom, what would happen if we didn’t have the moon?” Don’t you love how kids become little dehydrated philosophers as soon as it’s bedtime? But it’s a pretty good question cause the only answer I could come up with on the spot was that it has an effect on the tides. Give me a small…

Fact Friday – Purple

A while we watched some weird B grade movie and in it there was a lady trying to calm a kid down by telling him interesting facts. One of them was that the seat she was sitting on wasn’t just any purple, it was imperial purple and I can’t remember all of it but what…

Fact Friday – Spiders

Fysh read me the cutest book that we got sent – Ella and Owen and the evil pumpkin pie fight – about two little dragon twins who are constantly getting into trouble, this time they stumbled upon a pumpkin king who’s body was stolen and they had to help him… Anyway, on their mission they…

Fact Friday – Chocolate

You know what? Friday the 13th can take a back seat, Friday the 13th was FANTASTIC. But today? Friday the 20th? Well from now on I will stay home and switch off all appliances etc and hide from the world on any Friday the 20th. WHAT A DAY. And a really long story that involves…

Fact Friday – Platypus

Today I let a friend choose what FF should be about because we’re stumped this week. It’s school holidays and even though Fysh doesn’t technically get a holiday all the other kids do so he’s been spending a lot of time with the neighbors etc which is great seeing as socializing and he’s having fun…

Oobleck

Thanks to YouTube the unicorn is always coming up with weird things he wants to try. Not that I’m complaining, it’s how you learn but sometimes I just want to curse YouTube haha. This week it was Oobleck. Oobleck, named for a gooey substance that fell from the sky in a Dr. Seuss story is…

suurtjies

When Fysh held up a suurtjie for me to nosh on yesterday and asked what they are called in English I honestly had no idea. None whatsoever. Blank page there. We spent summers on the West Coast with my grandparents so I’ve grown up with suurtjies, picking them and rinsing them off then pulling all…

Fact Friday – Wolves

Fysh might be pretty obsessed with unicorns but he has an even bigger love for wolves. Dogs in general, huskies above all breeds but wolves the best. And as it turns out that despite being the notorious villain of fables and fairy stories for centuries they are high intelligent and sociable animals that have done rather…

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…

public holidays saffa style

The Person had to head home yesterday already, the joys of working for yourself are that some times you simply don’t get to take the day off when everyone else does. I know this all too well – she says currently finishing up this post so she can get back to finishing a mermaid tail…

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…