Recently I took some pictures of a typical morning at home after the bigs went to school. My inspiration came from an online discussion and question about how we play, versus how we just do lessons at home. Honestly this is how we play. By striving to do everyday things with purpose and joy. The photo tour of spaces was after baby girl got dressed and as I tidied up her room. It was her reading books, playing with babies and I had her closet open and available for her to play in as well. Most times it is closed, which is one simple way to go about toy rotation. Her toys and sleep space are all hand-me-downs from her sisters.
Next we moved into the kitchen so I could clean up from breakfast. She helped by washing out her yogurt bowl and placing it back on her table setting shelf. Then she choose two kitchen lessons – scooping lentils and cutting play dough.
Then we made it to our living room and our official lesson shelf which now looks like this, very simplified and lots of room for yoga and movement. It was a nice porch morning so I moved my mat outside. It lasted a few minutes at least, before the blocks too over my mat. Which made a really cool photo. I treasure our quiet mornings, which are about to expire when school gets out for summer break. Baby girl will LOVE having more excitement with her sisters home. But for now I’m savoring all this.