We've been having some really foul weather recently (yesterday excepted); and it's forecast to continue. It's 'staying indoors by the fire' weather.
So, Boo Boo has been coming round, looking for something interesting to do. He's not so keen on Snakes-n-Ladders these days, preferring to watch Rocket launches on YouTube (he wants to be a shuttle pilot).
We watched Top Gear launching a Reliant Robin, then Clarkson rolling a Robin, then all sorts of rocket powered vehicles, then home made 'planes, homemade jet cars, helicopters, etc, etc; you get the idea. He also filled-in a few pages from his 'Easy home learning' books.
It isn't long before he gets sleepy, and he settles down on Lady M's sofa beside the stove. He sleeps for about an hour, then after a glass of milk and some chocolate biscuits, he heads home for supper.
Life is very relaxed. See you tomorrow Boo Boo.
I would have loved that kind of Home Schooling when I was a kid!ReplyDelete
He's still at an early stage. Reading, writing, and basic maths. His language skills are excellent. I think he enjoys it all.Delete
My philosophy teacher is a specialist in linguistics and also teaches languages. He was only saying last week how children up to the age of 7 soak up language and can fluently converse in at least 2 if more than one language is spoken in the home.ReplyDelete
We do teach him certain words in French, but not too much. His use of English is very expressive and observant; he's fun to talk to. The opposite of most 12-16 year olds.Delete
The critical period hypothesis.Delete
Sounds a perfect life for all of you.ReplyDelete
Apart from our recent rain... I think it may have stopped now (for a while).Delete
Shuttle 👨✈️ pilot, eh? How quickly times move on.ReplyDelete
My grandson of similar age is also interested in being an astronaut. Apparently there is a train 🚂 driver shortage in North of England.
Over here, most boys wanted to become a Fireman, and girls a Hairdresser; I haven't yet heard if girls now want to become train drivers or mechanics, but I hope so, there'll be plenty of scope for them!Delete
At a push, Cro, a girl may wish to become a train driver - what with the speed and flying from place to place in a jiffy. No one in the cabin to bother you. A mechanic? I doubt it. I know it's not the fashionable thing to say but male and female brains are wired differently. Show me a plumber's pipes chart and I die several deaths.Delete
My parents have three daughters, one son. My brother, for obvious reasons, did play with his sisters' dolls. He was good with them. Kind, loving. But more than anything he was keen on anything with wheels. Starting at age two/three. He'd be off on his trike, complete with trailer, "to fetch some beer" .This is learned behaviour, Cro, because that's what my father would do on a Saturday morning, load the beer crates. One needs to use opportunities where they offer themselves. And one of the easiest to "babysit" my (considerably younger) brother was to put him in my father's (parked up) car, behind the steering wheel. It was fascinating. We didn't hear a peep out of him for hours. Brum. Brum. These days he bombs down the Autobahn in his various Mercedes.
Anyway, I too have a (now six foot plus) Blondie (as my mother calls her grandson) on the premises. Children (and men) so peaceful, so angelic, when asleep. I hope Boo Boo will be old enough to remember his grandparents. Rainy days, sunny days. Grandparents are treasure.
I honestly think he loves his visits to Grumpy and Grumsy. Life is different in our home to his own; we do silly things, and give him biscuits, etc. It is always said that one should be extra nice to one's grandchildren, as they will be the last people to remember you!Delete
Today, so much can be learned from home, and he seems to be taking full advantage of it.ReplyDelete
He seems to enjoy it too.Delete
Just as important is learning to form healthy relationships with all generations, which he is so obviously doing with great success.ReplyDelete
I'm sure you're right; just to understand the difference between young and old is very important.Delete
A perfect way to spend a rainy day. Good on Boo Boo for wanting to be a shuttle pilot. Far more interesting than a fireman or a rubbish man.ReplyDelete
My oldest grandson wanted to be a Paleontologist when he was young. Now he's studying something about computers, as most do nowadays.
I expect his aims will change many times before he finally makes a choice, but shuttle pilot sounds good for the moment.Delete
You are blessed to have that curious little boy stop by and spend his time with you. Simple days bring great memories for you both.ReplyDelete
He's a nice little boy. Very observant, but often frustrated by his little brother. Our house becomes a haven of peace for him.Delete
They sound to have made quite a difference to your lives Cro.ReplyDelete
It's very nice having them so close; we see them every day. Of course they still talk of moving to Thailand, Holland, or back to Oz, but with all the problems about, I think they're better off staying here for the moment.Delete
I used to watch Yogi Bear on television back in the sixties. Your Boo Boo is better looking than Yogi's Boo Boo even though Yogi was "smarter than the average bear".ReplyDelete
I'd forgotten about his namesake. I wonder how many others there are?Delete
And they ended up in a lost 50 souls hamlet in France. I hope your grandsons attend at least la maternelle to have friends and learn French. I suppose your first born lives now in Zürich .ReplyDelete