Thursday, May 19, 2011

Free Range Kids

What a fantastic concept! Brings to mind chickens, but i think our kids are more like Monkeys! : D

While researching Politically Incorrectness in children's play for my presentation assignment i stumbled on this blog.
I think their concept is fantastic and a lot of it makes sense. To let kids be kids and let them do and go where they will without being so controlling. Letting them test there own theories and take their own risks. And a whole lot more.

Personally i think i'll never be able to let go completely, but i'll definitely be giving Xander and Esmee more free reign.

Take a look here

What do you think?

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Here Comes the Bride

Man, Esmee is wedding and princess mad at the moment!

Not my dress, a dress up wedding dress from Granny

We've watched Princess Diaries 1 and 2, she keeps asking to watch The Prince and Me.
This morning we watched my wedding dvd, then we had to look at my dress. Of course i had to try it on!
Then Esmee walked around the house in my wedding slippers and carrying one of the things guests give you - i don't know what they are called, those bells, umbrellas - frilly things, i think are luck for babies or something!
my shoes and flowers
Then she says "mum, I will married Daddy. When you died!"

Oh, thanks darling, good to see you have an aspiration for the future that includes my death! LOL!

Sunday, May 08, 2011

Soccer Season

Xander's team this year is the Giants again! Alan is the coach and the kids are all having a blast!
Yesterday was their first game, and let me tell you it was a ripper of a match!

 Xander assisted a few of the goals, lucked out on one, but had an awesome time.
Giants won 7-4.

Looking forward to the rest of the season!

Alan's games are certainly different to mine. Faster, more goals, and a lot more profanities!
His team also won 8-0 with Alan managing to score a goal when the ball deflect off him into the net!!

Well done my boys :)

Thursday, May 05, 2011

A bucket? For Feelings?

Searching the web for information about Politically Correct play for children as a possible assignment topic (I'm interested in finding others views on how play should be made politically UNcorrect - or rather back to grass roots!), i stumbled on this blog called Child Perspective.
It has a post about using a bucket to explain about feelings. - When it's full you are happy, but when bad things happen or you get sad, it slowly (or quickly!) empties. How do we fill it back up?
By taking some of the other people's water?
Or, by FILLING someone else's bucket?! Which obviously would make you feel good for helping someone else!

It was a wonderful concept and really simple - i'm going to try it on the kids!