I am a huge fan of Montessori principles. Here is a fun video if you want to know what Reade's day is structured like. They call each activity "work" and really grows a child in fabulous ways. It was kind of hard to get through the picture/video format, but worth it for the feeling.
Andrew finally got home last night from his business trip back to the Bay Area. Yup, I was heading up this norovirus household all by myself. Andrew was the real angel though because I requested he take the day off from work so I could finally take the time to help myself heal. He did just that and I stayed in bed all day. For some reason I couldn't sleep, but just resting quietly has made me feel a bit better. What I loved the most was the interactions I had with my kids in a quiet bed. I don't wish illness on anyone, but it was almost more special than those screen-free days. Day-in-bed day. The only hang up is you need someone else watching your kids!!!
Around my house (only one person has proper sheets on their bed):