The kids played for quite a long time with dd’s horses this afternoon. She got them this last Christmas, and they came with a whole ranch set. Every once in awhile they’re pulled out and we spend the day tripping over horses and white picked fences.
We didn’t do very much homeschooling today. They wrote in their journals for awhile, and then I made what I thought would be a quick call. By the time I got off they were playing with the horses and I couldn’t bring myself to make them stop. I just love it when I hear their imaginations letting loose. They were very involved with setting up the ranch so I just left them to it. I don’t even feel badly! I think it’s great for kids to just play like that. It consumed their entire afternoon.
Then at 3:00 we went into town to get our pets their new expensive food that the vet recommended. You can only get it at the pet stores. Well, we can never just go in and out of pet stores with the kids. They have to look at all of the snakes, lizard, birds, and fish. Ds fell in love with the budgies, and asked a lady who worked there questions about how to take care of them and how much they cost. I was actually getting sold on the idea myself. I told him we’d have to talk to daddy about it, but on the way home I suddenly remembered something very important…We have a cat!! One that is very good at catching mice and birds. Ds still isn’t totally convinced that we couldn’t manage to have both.
By the time we got home it was time to make supper. I made a delicious chicken stir fry. Now I’m looking forward to a nice relaxing evening with Adrian.