We putter away at science projects, (our beans are sprouting and our yeast is inflating a balloon), knock off a few math review lessons, and we've been reading about the Protestant Rebellions in Holland and Scotland. I know, it's summer (!) but for heaven's sake, I don't force them to learn something every day, and it's only for about an hour!
Then they've been doing some jobs... for which they get paid. Ordinary chores are not pay-worthy. We all work because we live here. But sometimes there are extra chores... like digging up stumps, moving and spreading piles of dirt, and things like that.
And, of course, summer has its own rewards... like setting up the swimming pool.
Yes, it may be a dorky little "bubble pool" (that's my name for it), but for the boys... it's hours and hours of splashing, soaking, swirling, screaming fun. Of course, Tate can't wear his HA in the pool, so not only are they just loud because they're boys... they're even louder. They make whirlpools and then float on the current, they play some sort of tag game with the Toypedo, they invent all kinds of things. It's grand. And because it is just a dorky little bubble pool, I don't have to hover right next to them every moment.
Fun for them, and bliss for me :0)
Gunnar and his ducky
Run in circles! Make a vortex!
Wyatt, taking his sweet time actually getting wet.
Tate doesn't hesitate at all
Gunnar, stalking his brothers, like a shark
My handsome guys...
... just have to be silly!