Jim is on holidays which means some schedule changes.
Yesterday his back was still bad so he stayed home while the lad and I went to Stratford. He has started swimming with the HOPE group at the local YMCA, so we went up early to some work in the library.
Parking at the library is NOT easy to find/get to. Rather annoying that. BUT we worked with it.
The lad read a book that he'd never read before and tried another one but it was just a tad bit too hard for him yet. Made him smile though which is why I chose it.
We read our regular four books while sitting in the car at a park. We had hoped to do a nature walk and some drawing but it was just TOO chill for fingers to work properly. We did have our lunch by the water while watching some ducks be silly.
Then off to the Y for swimming. We got there a bit early so we played in the gym for a while. Then swimming. he did well. he's in the middle group this year and you can really see how he's improved in his abilities over last year.
Today he's been building some weapons. We stop and talk as he's doing them - about weapons used in the past, how people often design weapons that do the same thing but are different depending on where they live (like the people who built clubs with a pineapple top... they lived in an area where pineapples grew). We plan to go to the museum in sarnia. and then tonight he has kids club.
We ended up not going to the museum.
We did some map work. one of the stories we were reading today and numerous directions in it, so I had the lad draw me a map with those directions on it. Overall he did a good job. I always have to be careful when doing stuff like this not to help him too much, but to give him the affirmation he needs when he does correctly. The story was the Cow and the Python.