Monday, February 11, 2008
I cut Yoav's hair!!!! I've been asking him for months (his last cut was in August) and there's pics of us attempting to take him to a barber either in Dec or Jan. I tried to do a sort of purposely ragged bowl cut - it's a little thicker at the bottom than i want -i'll have to work on thinning it over the next few days, but it's definitely better than it was... He wanted me to cut it like Yonatan's and he said when he looked at it that it did ;) Later he said he likes it because it's like Yonatan's :)
Yoav said, "I can cut this? (a part of an apple) You don't mind?" so he seems to have mastered the minding idea ;)
It was really cold today so we didn't do the playdate we had scheduled and just stayed home and cleaned the apartment. It turned into a very Waldorfy day. We did the cleaning - mostly sweeping and rearranging - me with my broom and Yoav with his little broom.
Then, for dinner, we did a full Waldorf experience! I had leftover fricassee from last night and made rice and sauteed spinach to go with it. I put out cloth napkins and forks for us with the food and before we ate I lit a beeswax candle and said a little blessing: "Earth who gave to us this food, Sun who made it ripe and good, Dearest Earth, and Dearest Sun, We'll not forget what you have done." (from "Heaven on Earth") Yoav enjoyed it. He ate some chicken and some spinach and we sat long enough for me to eat my whole dinner, which was pretty relaxing for me. Yoav blew out the candle at the end.
"The Unschooling Unmanual" finally came!!! I pre-ordered about 6 months ago. I can't wait to read it!