Sunday, February 26, 2012

Open minded education

I had my little man for the night so as you can imagine there were a lot of things that didn't get done while he was here. How do mothers of young children get anything done, I've forgotten how it works.

It was also way too hot yesterday before he arrived to do much of anything. So once he went home today I raced around like a crazy woman trying to get everything done.

and it was still so hot.....

All my washing, the housecleaning and a batch of triple choc chip muffins and choc chip biscuits - can you tell what my boys like best? Quite funny because chocolate is the one thing that I don't eat (yes if you're new around here you can pick yourself up off the ground from the shock of discovering my aversion to what most others would kill for)

I also made ham and corn pikelets and before you get all excited and ask for the recipes I must confess to one of my many motherly failings - today I used packet mixes. Forgive me for I have sinned.

Speaking along religious lines (well I was thinking along them anyway) I've been helping my son with his religious homework for his new school. This is all an education for me in itself because we are not religious, no let me word that another way. Our family doesn't follow any set religion, yet I wouldn't say I'm not religious because I definitely have spiritual views and firm beliefs in certain areas.

Anyway back to religious education, I'm not sure that I'm the best person to be helping him (but then I suck at maths too and I always manage to assist with that - and he passes, although I think that's more his amazing brain than my assistance)

Really I think it's all about helping him to understand what he has to do for homework, helping him to determine the best way to relay his message and then suggesting possible sources of information.

I don't believe it's for me to teach him about religion, but I have taught him to be open minded and to question and to learn about anything which he doesn't know. When all else fails I'm also very good at suggesting that other scholarly person in our life called Google.

He wanted to know what it takes to become a saint having just completed an assignment on Mother Teresa - this time we turned to the ol' faithful and both he and I learnt an amazing amount about this incredible woman.

So you see, his education is also building mine, because every day should be a learning day. Once you stop learning, you surely die.

Please feel free to leave me a comment but I ask that you be respectful with your words (my mother and my children read my blog) in the event that I have said anything about religion which may be contrary to your own beliefs.

Cheers, Fi

You keep playing, keep studying, keep listening, keep learning and you keep developing. It's a way of life. ~ Red Rodney


  1. I definitely agree with you on continuing to learn in life. That is one reason I became a teacher. It's amazing how much I learn while putting together lesson plans. Have a great week!

    1. Karen that's also why I read so much, the amount you learn and pick up from reading is amazing

  2. Great example of the value of learning and what a wonderful gift for your son to have his mother learning alongside him, modelling what it means to be a life-long learner.

    1. Louise I think we all should be encouraged to be life long learners - it keeps us vital and interesting

  3. Fi it is so good to stop by and read about your learning. I love that we never stop learning. I agree with you about surely dying if we stop learning. I think it is great that you help him and both are learning. That is a great example you are setting for him Fi. Sounds like the boys will be eating well at your home.

    So I am tagging you in a post. It will go up by tomorrow.
    I would love for you to come join in.
    Have a blessed day


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