We missed science Friday last week. Why? Because I forgot it was Friday, and apparently so did the boys. I didn’t feel great waking up and when they asked if they had to do their school work that day I said yes. Once we were finished with everyone’s math and reading assignments it occurred to me that it was Friday. It never occurred to them. We were preparing to head out-of-town that afternoon, so I didn’t mention it. Plus, they’d all feel entitled to a day off of school work.
Friday night we drove to visit my parents and my sister and her family. We arrived late Friday night. The boys, having napped in the car weren’t sleepy. I don’t know what time they went to bed. I think I was asleep before they were.
Saturday morning my sister and her family arrived. You would think that 10 children in one house would be loud and chaotic, but they all played so well together it was actually rather relaxing. Mom packed a picnic and we went to Yellow Creek Park to watch Josiah run his cross-country race and eat and play. We returned to my mom’s and they played some more with only a few interventions. At one point Isaac very calmly came upstairs and asked, “Nonie, would you please come downstairs. We have a dire emergency.” The emergency was a game of throwing tinker toys while the others dodged them with whatever they could find. Adam and Dan went off to Starbucks for coffee and quiet. Robin fixed dinner, over which I realized I had failed to watch the final episode of Downton Abbey, so once they left Mom and I watched it together.
Today after breakfast we headed towards home stopping off in Huntsville to visit the Space Center. We came home and ate pizza and watched a documentary on the statues on Easter Island. So we got in a science day after all–just a couple of days behind schedule