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Day 113 – Day of the Centaur


Sera spent a good part of  today as a Centaur. I almost didn’t write about anything else. She looked rather epic posing gracefully against a backdrop of the setting sun. But more on that later. Please, read on…

This morning Sera created these amazing invitations for her BBQ birthday party.

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Amelie created this quilt:

IMG_2261 IMG_2269They also practiced math a bit. But the highlight of the day came when our friend Stephie came over and all the kids decided to put on a play starring Sera the Centaur:

IMG_2287Stephie had brought over some items en route to Goodwill for donation. Sera intercepted this pop-up laundry basket, stuck it on her scooter, threw her blanket on top, and became a Centaur. I happen to find Centaurs very, very funny. But they are even funnier in motion:


IMG_2310Or running…

IMG_2311Or leaping…

IMG_2314And then there were these two with a sword and a Darth Vader helmet…

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IMG_2362And more leaping…

IMG_2363All the while I was sort of distracted by this baby being extra cute on my lawn:

IMG_2332 IMG_2336 IMG_2345I’m not actually quite sure what the play was about…or what THIS is about:

IMG_2389But the actors took a bow and we applauded enthusiastically anyway.

IMG_2281The girls like to write plays all the time. They write scripts, design sets, assign parts, and sometimes supply the music. This reminds me, of course, of Jo March and her sisters. Maybe my own Little Women will grow up to be writers. Or maybe they’ll follow in the footsteps of Astra Taylor, a fellow unschooler who grew up writing plays and is now a documentary film maker.

Or maybe they’ll just have these sweet memories, of scootering at sunset, creating and dreaming and expressing their little hearts out–whatever they do or become.

And that’s perfectly fine with me.

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