I have been meaning to do another ‘day in the life’ post for a while, and thought a rainy home day was the perfect chance to capture it!
So here’s a peek into our life as an unschooling family of 6. Enjoy!
When we woke up this morning Daddy was already at work, and Miss 3 was missing him.
After breakfast, all the girls played Lego together.
Miss 3 then had a ballet lesson. This year she’s in a class where we don’t stay and watch, but we always wait outside in the car in case she needs us (she hasn’t yet and she totally loves it).
The big girls bought some ‘Where’s Wally’ books in the car to look at while we waited.
Back at home the girls started a new audio book, Peter Pan! We are really loving audible at the moment. This week they’ve already listened to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (for the second time) and The Twits. I made lunch and they kept listening while they ate.
After lunch they wanted to do some painting. They listened to a classical music playlist while they created.
Miss 8 took inspiration from her Natural World book, deciding to draw/paint insects. She wrote on the side ‘The Busy Life of an insect’.
Miss 6 painted a scene from a new book she got for her birthday called ‘Down, Down, Down‘.
The little ones were the first to tire of painting, and Miss 3 decided to look at a polymer ball Miss 8 had made with her chemistry set, under the microscope.
We then headed outside while Miss 6 was still painting, and Miss 8 offered to help me move some clothes undercover because it had started raining.
Trampoline time! Jumping in the rain is one of their favourite things. I notice also that they naturally go from quiet activities requiring concentration to active outdoor play and back again throughout the day, following their natural rhythms. I wonder how it interferes with learning to restrict this.
Nap time for the little ones.
While the little girls are sleeping, I sit with the other two and they do some more on their paintings.
Soon enough they wake up and Daddy is home early and takes them out for a bit to see all the water around from the rain we’ve been having.
They talk about why it’s not safe to play in the flowing water, see some mushrooms that have popped up in the grass, and observe some ants transporting things.
In the late afternoon they watch Deadly 60 on TV.
The rest of the afternoon is spent building with Lego, and painting. Miss 8 is working on a tree house.
Miss 6’s finished painting with a shark, squid, dolphin, and flying fish. I love it! She told me “I’m quite happy with it”.
And that’s about it! It’s now 7.30pm and I’m breastfeeding Miss 1 to sleep while the other girls have just decided to go and lie in bed with their Dad to go to sleep too.
How was your day?