Jacks asked if we could go to the library today. I’ll admit, I don’t take them to the library enough. So, I opted out of breakfast table homeschooling and we headed to the library instead. One of the biggest draws of homeschooling for me, is the flexibility. Today we learned about dinosaurs, sea creatures, ladybugs, deer, Africa, and rotting pumpkins.
Even though we had a talk about library behavior before entering, that went out the door 10 seconds in. The offender, none other than Annabelle. Kill me. The plan was to get three books each and sit quietly, while reading. Well, if you know Annie, then you know plans don’t apply to her. She warmed me up with her usual game of chase me. Then, she found the librarian’s step stool and began catapulting herself across the rows of books. At this point, I was pretty much seething. She was pulling book after book, until she finally found one that kept her attention…Rotten Pumpkin. At first glance, I thought it was a horror book or something. I initially told her no…which went over like a rotten pumpkin. I flipped through the pages and realized it was a a book about decomposition…basically the slow death of Jack the pumpkin. It’s told from the perspective of Jack, all the critters that help break him down, and the different molds that grow on him. How does she find these things? I don’t know, but she is so captivated by it, we brought it home. I see a rotten pumpkin experiment in the future.