Sometimes the things I hear really make me scratch my head. For example, waking up to the Legend of Zelda theme. In case you don’t know it, here’s an awesome video by Lindsey Sterling with a whole medley of Legend of Zelda songs. We particularly love her in this house, especially for her nerd video gaming stuff.
Then there was the thing about llamas, hence the name of the post. Sander was saying, “Llama, llama, pajama!” I have no idea what brought that on aside from me talking about alpacas. The kids were asking what the difference was, so I told them the only real difference I knew is that alpacas were smaller and generally thought to be nicer.
This whole thing led to a discussion about llamas and alpacas. (I think this may warrant more books from the library, but not until we return some of them.) The kids have decided we need to raise alpacas. I’m okay with this. I’m a knitter and hope to some day be a spinner, so having alpaca fleece (which makes my favorite kind of yarn) on hand will not be a problem for me. I think we may need to consider buying some land so we can have alpacas and rabbits for Corde.
We’ve been doing a lot of reading in the house so far. I pulled out some of the DK Eyewitness books we got from the library and told the kids to page through them this morning while I write this (and wait for my headache to dissolve) which has kept them occupied quite well. Beekee has been learning about Mesopotamia. Right now Sander is looking at a book on ancient China. Luca pulled out a book on frogs that I’d gotten for Sander (who absolutely loves frogs). I guess we’re really making good use of those library books. It’s a good thing I got so many then.
Undoubtedly I’ll be writing about Mesopotamia soon. It’s currently Beekee’s favorite subject. (Oh, yeah, in case you didn’t get the memo, A.J. and Beekee are the same person.) He learned about it with Time 4 Learning and has been interested ever since. He’s got a section on ancient civilizations, so we’re going to go through all of them one after the other. It can’t hurt to spend a good long time studying them. I guess it ties back to our time with classical homeschooling (the exact antithesis of unschooling). I kind of want to take us through history from beginning to modern. We’ll see how that goes. For now, I should let Sander hop on the computer and get some work done.