So today we didn't do the school thing. It was inter-primary school sports day. The competition is all, and only the best are allowed to take part. Now, I don't hold with telling a child of 4/5/6/7/8/9/10 that their contribution is of no value and their ability is not good enough, nor do I hold with putting pressure to WIN on those that are deemed good enough, so we decided to vote with our feet, forgo the six+ hours of sitting in the sun watching, and went off to do some learning instead.
We explored a new landscape,
drew pictures and tried wax crayon rubbings,
wrote a poem and read up on endemic and native plants,
experimented with close-up photography,
and with photographing the sky,
built a den,
camouflaged it with fallen branches,
and picked out just the right spot for Tiny Boy's 6th birthday party in June.
What did you learn today?
**all photographs today are used with kind permission of Tall Girl and Tiny Boy**