Can home ed kids have a sickie? (Lego is better!)

And the fabulous (depending on your point of view!) answer is… no, not really. See, another plus point to home education-  you can work even when you are sick… no reason to miss school days, ever. We even learn on holiday, we even do projects on holiday… we… we… we… yes, they read in the car. And like days out. And can curl up on the sofa under a blanket and do 4 maths games, read their book, learn about magnetism, do their handicrafts and work on CDT even with a cough and a cold and without getting out of pyjamas.

That’s life, I guess.

On the days when the troops are looking like this by 11am and the sound of coughing, spluttering and hacking is deafening, it is not too bad to be a family who can hunker down. Max has mostly stayed home and worked too – no real reason although I think we’re both still a little nervy about sick kids and having all 4 girls with temps and chesty coughs and the like hasn’t been very nice.

The normal every day stuff has gone on much as normal really, albeit at a slower pace and without masses of enthusiasm. But they don’t mind occupying themselves with the average in the mornings and doing music and so on. Yesterday the little two were really fit for not much more than films and haven’t been a great deal better today; Amelie has done crochet and Josie has been looking at Mick Inkpen books but at various times people pootled downstairs and made these.


I think it is fair to say there is some influence of recent art days there :lol:

As if to prove a point, Fran got out some pens…

And I think the resulting final effort says masses for how hard she has worked at ArtEtc recently.


This picture is our seed haul from our recent blog fairy visit.
You could still go and leave a comment for them and let them know what kind of gift would put a smile on your face :)

  8 comments for “Can home ed kids have a sickie? (Lego is better!)

  1. March 10, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    I think I said this before, but I really think those Lego structures are so impressive!

    • March 10, 2011 at 9:27 pm

      They are great. I’m still trying to inspire them into non-square, but we’re getting a bit more creative with colour and pattern. Maddy is the one who learns from the ones she builds from sets though – she made one with a removable roof this week. It was clever.

  2. March 10, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    Love that little lego street, and the drawings too. Hope everyone is feeling better very very soon.x

    • March 10, 2011 at 9:28 pm

      It is horrible having them all so poorly :(

  3. Sharan
    March 10, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    What brilliant Lego structures – wouldn’t mind living in one of those houses myself ;-) Wishing eveyone a speedy recovery.

    • March 10, 2011 at 9:31 pm

      We nearly do – the joy of Persimmon :D

  4. March 10, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    Fanfrickingtastic Puddles! Love the drawing too. When I was little, genuinely, one of the things I remember feeling most pride over was the lego canal boat I designed and built. Can still picture it – don’t think I let mum dismantle it for months!!

    Hope everyone is feeling better soon.


    • March 10, 2011 at 9:58 pm

      We are having a certain amount of difficulty with the “dismantling” thing :lol: I have a shelf full of Victorian and medieval houses, a window ledge full of Toy Story and they think we need to buy more Lego rather than break anything down again :D

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