Highlights of the Week
- Smarty is enjoying her two weeks of “staycation”. My husband is staying home with her, so she can attend 2 weeks of a swim class. They both slipped into a “wake up late, start the day slowly” mood, and enjoy their unstructured days.
- Smarty’s Papa planned a big project for them to do, and you can try to guess from this picture what that might be.
- I was very busy at work, but my highlight of the week was meeting several of my bloggy friends from Kid Blogger Network who were in town for a big blogging conference BlogHer.
What My Child Is Reading
Smarty loves to read in unusual places. She is a “bathroom reader”, but she also loves reading sitting on top of tables. I don’t think she read anything new this week, still rereading yethttp://www.planetsmarty.com/201the-week-in-review-july again Percy Jackson and her favorite parts of Harry Potter.
Places We Are Going
Last Sunday we went to one of our local state parks, and we were there just in time for a guided ranger walk. It was very interesting to learn more facts about California pride – redwood trees. Smarty asked one thousand questions during this walk, and everyone kept telling her how smart she is. I always feel awkward in these situations – on one hand, I know that every child needs positive feedback, but, on the other hand, she already has a somewhat inflated opinion of herself, and this positive feedback just adds fuel to this fire.
Most Popular Post
My very popular post 12 Amazing Engineering Projects for Kids has finally lost its lead this week to August Books for 2 and 3 Year Olds. It’s my third month of doing this series, and it’s enlightening to see that people are most interested in book picks for that age and then for 5 year olds.
How was your week?