Eden's been really focused on reading, spelling, and math. She's making books a lot, both 3-D and on PBSkids.org. Then Ivy sat down yesterday and asked how to spell something, I can't even remember what it was now, and she actually wrote the letters! Eden had to show her what a "k" was. I wish I could find that paper, but I don't know what she's done with it. I'm pretty proud. With unschooling, we don't really sit down and try to push this stuff on the kids. We show them when they ask us how, and this is what they're both keen on learning right now. It's great.
Ivy has fallen in love with The Hobbit. I've had a poster for many, many years, and I put it in the kids' room when we fixed it up. Josh told them an abridged version as the bedtime story. I read the book, but I was ten and my memory isn't great. Josh saw the movie as a kid, and he has a photographic memory. So anyway, Josh asked me to see if I could find the old cartoon. I ordered it off of Amazon, and we showed the girls. Josh had already made them shields, but he made them each wooden swords after they saw the movie. Eden called Sting, but Ivy named hers Stinger. She's got a permanent quest for giant spiders now, and she's asked to start dressing like a Hobbit. I guess our pirating days are over. Oh well, we had a good run. I would actually make a fine hobbit.