This week, it seems the theme is "love".

Both my children (bless them) constantly say "I love you Mum".  They may say "I love you so much" or "I love you lots", but the take-home message is that they love me and want to let me know.  I'm glad we've encouraged them to be able to say that phrase and have a way to express their feelings.  

It's not necessarily the case with my own parents - it just wasn't something we did a lot of. But I'm glad I was able to utter the phrase to my Dad before he died and I'm getting better with my Mum.

Wombat Girl has recently taken to shortening the phrase to just "Love."  She will come up and give me a hug and say "Love."  She will call out down the stairs as she goes to bed "Love."  That one simple word, conveys so much!

The last paragraph in this article and the lovely words in this blogpost  make me very glad I'm homeschooling and have lots of "love" moments - moments I would never have or share if my kids were at school every day.  Love!


  1. Love is a beautiful thing!!

    Visiting from The Homeschool Mother's Journal.

  2. Ah, this is lovely, Ingi! How beautiful that your girl calls out one word—the one guaranteed to fill your heart right up!

    And thanks so much for linking to my post—it's beautiful to see that it resonated with you.

    I feel like since we started homeschooling, our family bond and the love we express towards each other has grown so much, and become so much stronger. I feel so grateful for that, so lucky. It sounds like you're finding the same thing. Isn't it wonderful?

  3. Is is wonderful - I am loving it! I'm sure as they grow into teenagers we will have our moments, but to hear the kids tell each other "love you" as they go to bed warms the cockles of my heart and I'm sure we will have many more moments like that.

  4. I LOVE that pic of the kids.

    Yeah, totally understand the difficulties in breaking the established status quo.

  5. Oh, and did I mention, I'm seeing Cirque du Soleil's "Love" in Las Vegas?

    Maybe off topic, but I've got the CD as well as the vinyl - hmmm, might play that tonight - and really looking forward to it!

  6. No - you didn't! I would love to see a Cirque du Soleil. Jealous!!


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