Claytime

Playtime has been claytime lately at our house, especially when it’s cold. I am loving Wood Sprite’s creations. She filled a shadowbox with tiny clay furniture, a basketball hoop and ball and little creatures the other day. Here are some recent creations, including the pot-bellied pig she wants as a pet and Michelangelo (from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles).
clay

April Fool’s Day

Normally I love April Fool’s and really get in the spirit with my loved ones but not so much this year. We are all grief-stricken and not up for pranks. I did keep my promise to Wood Sprite and made her a silly breakfast, complete with waffles with a grape face and blue milk.

Wood Sprite, on the other hand, tried to prank us all day. Then she ended the day with this lovely tribute to my cousin that I wanted to share. She made the fox out of tape and an old shirt, and the tiny flag out of tape and a toothpick. She is using the latter in her dollhouse as tribute to him, and she gave me the fox flag for my office.
Jays fox

What Dogs Do

This week I’m only ghostwriting: singles resources (movie dates and ideas this time), sports shoes, product descriptions and much more. That will probably be the majority of my work, if not all of it, for the next month or two.

My family is also grieving for someone we all loved very, very much. I do have one fun thing to share today. In an effort to cheer me up, Wood Sprite told me, “This is what dogs do,” and positioned her toys as follows:
butts

A Fond Farewell

cahokia3This is my final post for the Progressive Parenting, Conscious Caregiving blog, which will no longer be updated. I want to thank everyone who followed along and shared your thoughts and ideas about homeschooling, unschooling and parenting in general. It was a lot of fun to interact with you! Keep following along with this blog to keep up with our adventures and my other work. Most of my other work is ghostwriting that cannot be shared, but I can post something from time to time! You can also check out my supernatural adult fiction (18+ only) at the right, or follow me on Twitter. Thanks again!

A Fond Farewell
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