Everything I do with my kids seems to take a little longer than it would take to do alone. But having kids along is kind of like taking the scenic route. It's not the fastest way, but the trip will be full of beauty and memories and dialog better that any you could ever write yourself.
This week I'm sewing with Emma.
It's a project for an article I was asked to write about sewing with kids and for kids.
It's taking longer than I had hoped, but every minute is beautiful, teachable, and memorable.
While we are working, we are listening to this audio book. Sadly, it's a little over her head--especially the recent chapter involving the representative of the birth control movement--but I'm cracking up. She did like the part where their dad made them play a record of French and German language lessons any time they were in the bathroom, bathing or otherwise indisposed, to cut down on wasted time.
My younger children are learning lessons, too. Esther is learning to crawl and pull up on things. And Ethan is learning that "time out" is much more pleasant now that Esther can crawl and pull up on things.
Have a great week, and enjoy the scenic route.