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Daddy got to come to the park today!

Ben worked a late shift so spent all morning with us at our weekly home ed park meet, which was combined with a mama group meet up this week so we had a few different faces to play with.


It was a pretty dreary, windy morning, though it did brighten up a lot after Ben left for work. But oh my, the blossom! It was like snow in the wind, really beautiful.


It covered whole swathes of the playground. Aeryn is really starting to understand the four separate seasons now, and we talked about what is going to happen next to the trees and why. She’s very excited for the leaves to grow and summer to come because that’s when she knows my “tummy baby” will be born!


After the sun came out, she decided that the park could only truly be experienced barefoot. She’s probably right, you know. She ran through the grass and the sand and was absolutely filthy by the end of it all, but she had a blast. I hope we get an awful lot more barefoot days now the days are getting warmer! I still love going barefoot myself, but not sure I fancy climbing over some of the pebbled areas she tackled today!



We had a great afternoon at a friend’s house after and got home way past bedtime. She’s now asleep in her daytime clothes, completely content. This is what childhood should be about.



Jen enjoys reading (endlessly, everything), creative writing, playing RPGs, buying from local markets, drinking coffee, drinking tea, craft projects, baking, gentle parenting, home educating and speaking in third person. She blogs about issues and ideas surrounding education, parenting, feminism, craft and various other interesting tidbits. What a wonderful word, tidbits.

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