Our paper dolls came just in time! So we’ll be playing with those in the morning, hopefully while I read aloud Karol from Poland. “Hopefully” because we can’t find it right now, though Nino says it’s upstairs on his bookshelf.
We’ll start out in the morning with piernik (Polish honey cake), and if I’m feeling particularly energetic I’ll make pierogies for lunch. Luckily I picked up some kielbasa today at Paco’s request, so those will go nicely with anything and everything.
In the evening I’ll add barszcz (Polish borscht) since we still have some beets.
It’s summer, so a particularly appropriate time to think about thinking. This is the season when I usually go through past curriculum, evaluate what worked for us and what didn’t, get rid of books taking up space in the shelves, buy books and materials that fit our philosophy and learning styles better (yeah! my favorite part). It’s also time to not only evaluate the what, but more importantly, the why. These are my favorite authors, whose works I come back to over and over… I have their books scattered in various parts of the house — my bedside table, my planning shelf, our living room, etc. They’re beneficial not only because they’re Catholic but because they’re the products of great thinkers… and I find myself wishing often that when I grow up, I want to become, think and write and like them.