April 13th. Day 28.
School's back in session.
This transition from Spring Break back to school went much smoother than in years' past. Mostly because we didn't get startled awake at 6AM by our alarms.
I think the boys were legitimately bored last week. The novelty of doing nothing all day for a week, coming off of doing mostly nothing all day for a month, made this strikingly obvious for them.
Little E even asked me to print out all of his assignments so he could get workin'. This was after we went for a nice walk. Yes, I got him to walk. (P.E. = CHECK)
Our screen-free weekend experiment, born out of Big E slugging Little E in the shoulder blade, causing him to lose feeling in his arm, continued into today. Except they must use computers to do their schoolwork. My compromise was allowing Big E to use my desktop, a MAC, which he was oddly against. He had to code a website for an ELA project and he had to research how to do it, because it was different from his PC. But he got it up and running and was so excited to show me:
Debits and credits, yes. This computer programming stuff, I can't. (COMPUTER SCIENCE = CHECK!) He's writing a story around the town of Bordeaux, which I guess he's publishing on this website. Again, I have no clue. For all I know, he's just hosing me to play on the computer...
School work wrapped up around 1PM. As our grocery shopper, Mr. Yoy put the kabash on the fancy Lunchables, we were downgraded to these:
Unfortunately for Big E, we could not enjoy a lunch n learn from Professor YouTube today, as we were not partaking in TV (I say this as I hide in the pantry sneaking peaks of Ozark). But it did give us the opportunity to read our latest correspondence from LetterJoy. This was Big E 's birthday present. Monthly copies of historical letters.