Thanks so much for all the great suggestions for summer hands-on activities for Ian, really good ones. I love the woodburning idea Jennifer suggested, I did that at many a summer camp, and remember feeling very grown up, being allowed to use the hot wand. And the Buffy Porson book (thank you Anne) And macrame! Maybe some string art would be fun (I've been wanting to do some myself).
There was a piece in the New York Times today celebrating working with our hands, reminded me of Emma, knitting, and being excited about seeing each row finished. I will definitely find more projects like this for the kids this summer.
I just wanted to share these cute seed packets. Leave it to Peter going by Kinokyunia and finding something cool for the kids. I love that place! These matchstick gardens will be going into pots this weekend, we'll see what happens.
OK, yacht rock. Love it. I love that it is a genre. I think it should be. I have (quite unapologetically) created my own playlist after listening to it the other afternoon as I was getting my hair cut.
Peter is going to be cringe, but honestly he's been listening to just a wee bit too much Bob Marley downstairs anyway.
Here's my current yacht rock mix, let me know what you'd add. I will need more songs if I'm going to play it all day.
Fly Like An Eagle- The Steve Miller Band
Hey Nineteen- Steely Dan
Baby I Love Your Way- Peter Frampton
Love Will Find a Way- Pablo Cruise
Bungle in the Jungle- Jethro Tull
Wild World- Cat Stevens
Biggest part of Me- Ambrosia
Peace Train- Cat Stevens
The Things We do for Love- 10cc
Year of the Cat- Al Stewart
I had to draw the line at adding in the Yes and Doobie Brothers (the Kenny Loggins years) I was close to clicking on. It takes me right back to those retail floors I spent more of my high school youth standing on than I care to remember right now.
Sorry for the randomness of my thoughts today.