But this morning, there was ease.
Daddy Honey woke up first and made eggs and hash browns for everyone. The boys played around the house. Daddy Honey and I sat at the table and talked. We all got ready for our day slowly, sprinkling in plenty of hugs and conversations and playing and watching cartoons amid brushing teeth and getting dressed and packing bags.
Just before noon, Daddy Honey left and the boys and I headed south to the Ozark Folkways Heritage Center.The Center demonstrates and hosts classes in all kinds of folk and fine arts and crafts, in addition to selling and displaying examples of these arts and crafts, and we'd been meaning to check them out for a while. But we went expressly today to pick up some art supplies that they were graciously giving away for free to anyone who wanted to do some art. (Awesome, right? They consider it part of their mission to inspire creativity in the Northwest Arkansas region!)
Watercolor and sketch pads, packs of construction paper, card stock, and mat board!
We made a new friend--Rebecca, the director of the Center, who won Woody's heart instantly for her very cool cammo pants--and had plenty of interesting and funky pieces of art to look at.
Afterwards, we stopped by Candice's house just down the road for some taco lunch and play time. The day was gorgeous. Kids played outside on the tire swing and trampoline and in the garden and inside on the computer and with dinosaurs as Candice and her husband Cheyne and I talked and talked about unschooling.
I would still have happily done unschooling if I'd had only my computer and books to read, and maybe the occasional conference to attend, but it brings so much good into my life to have real-life friends who are out here soaking up the sunshine and feeling the breeze with me.