We have watched 3 now out of the 4 Roots the Next Generations DVD’s, the last one we will receive and watch tomorrow. These really have been fantastic and the discussions that follow the show are always lively and interesting spanning many events and treatment of people throughout history. Topics have ranged from the Civil War, World War I, and The Great Depression to World War II, inner-racial relationships and the KKK.
We have also played LIFE where my daughter wanted to be the banker using her counting money skills. Our son has gotten to go spend the weekend with his friend where our daughter had a friend of hers come and spend the night here. Rock Band has still been going strong as well as RISK. Rock Band and RISK is mostly favored by hubby, our adult daughter and our son. I take this time to usually write, figure out finances or other household management tasks. However sometimes our daughter will join in RISK but she can not last a whole game, so I will jump in and take over for her when she tires of the game.
The other day our daughter spent quite some time making costumes for all her stuffed animals out of plastic shopping bags. Surprisingly, they turned out really cool but when she tested me, I miserably failed only getting one out of ten right! Imagine being tested by a 9 year old and failing! She wanted me to guess what each costume was suppose to be and I only got the princess one right. I said a vampire for the super hero, a bat for the dragon and so on, MY BAD!
On an embarrassing note, our neighbors brought down quite a bit of food when they let their daughter come spend the night. It was a surprise yet not all that un-common down here in the South. Come to find out it was because our daughter had told them we had no money and hardly any food! I was mortified as we have never hurt any for food and we do okay in the money department, at least as far as covering our bills and expenses go with an occasional amount for eating out or something fun.
I guess this was her way of saying we are not getting enough of what she wants, as she is a picky eater and always wants things she sees on commercials. While we do have a need for being frugal, we have always kept food in the house for 3 meals a day and usually something I can make a night for an evening snack such as brownies or cookies or popcorn. Funny thing is these last couple of weeks we have had a house full of grapes, apples and other healthy snacks and I even spoiled them by buying cold cereal which typically it is eggs or hot cereal or muffins for breakfast. I even bought her a new Webkinz toy this week and new batteries so she could take videos with my camera to her hearts content! So in all of this, apparently she is still feeling a ‘lack’ of things which I will need to address.
All in all I must confess this has been a fairly quiet week although we have done some things. The high light of learning right now defiantly seems to be the ROOTS the Next Generations. Part of such a quiet week is I have a lot weighing on my mind right now of things coming up and I have started a large project of working on my book as well. We do though have a surprise camping trip coming up for this next weekend at a Pagan Gathering called Hocus Pocus. The kids have no clue we are going so should be loads of fun!