The world has gotten a little more dangerous. As if worrying about SIDS, and choking, accidental drowning, and accidents wasn't enough, now I have to worry about ingesting peanuts, tree nuts, injecting Epipens, and anaphylaxis.
Please excuse me while I feel a little overwhelmed.
Today I saw the beauty in poison ivy. On the bikepath. Autumn is upon us. The leaves are beginning to change and drop. The wind has picked up and shifted directions. The tourists have vacated the Shining Sea Bikeway leaving me to bike among the squirrles, chipmunks, frogs, and my thoughts.
Today I saw the beauty in poison ivy. In the marsh. Nestled back behind the green to golden grass. Red and vibrant. Reaching up to the golden rays of the sun. An awesome splash in the palette of the day.
Charlie always asks questions, like, "Why did God make mosquitoes? Was it a mistake?"
We have been so busy this summer with Science School and biking and swim lessons and sailing lessons, and so on...
But the best by far? Science School: http://childrensschoolofscience.org/ This is the website. Also, if you are on Facebook, they have a page there as well. It is referred to as CSS or Science School.
Kids are accepted once they turn 7 and are allowed to enter only one course, either 3 or 6 weeks, due to the popularity of the school. I recommend the 6-week version as the kids become quite a summer bunch by the end. Charlie and his bunch enjoyed Science School so much that we convinced his teacher to do an extra two weeks and called it Simon School.
They go on walking field trips nearly every day and it is a real hands-on experience. The first time he has liked school!
Applications are due in February or March. The 6-week course costs around $450 and each parent, grandparent, or guardian, is required to volunteer for either a day (1 1/2 hours) of front office duties, or to drive students to two field trips that are out of walking distance. For example, I drove to Nobska Beach and Quissett Harbor.
The school also interviews for teacher assistants and runners for each class.
I can say sooooo much about this wonderful school but I think you get the point and we will only know if your child will love it as much as Charlie does by experiencing it. The only thing that could have made it better would have been if we were staying in Woods Hole as the community has so many activities.