Wednesday, 9 November 2011

'Whatcha Reading?' Wednesday

What an utterly exhausting day!  I went on a field trip with Missy Moo's Grade 3 class to our local pioneer village.  "You're going to a pioneer village, Missy Moo?"  Count this mom in!  I'm all for getting my Laura Ingalls on! 

Is it odd that I enjoyed the field trip so much more than the kids?  Who doesn't love seeing an old historic home of a local family, a merchantile, blacksmith, farm, weaver etc etc??  Let's just say the day would only have been better if Nelly Ohlsson herself had walked out of the merchantile and yelled at me!

It was such an interesting and eye opening day.  To see just how much work it took for those first settlers to do their daily work!  Let's just say that after seeing how it took 8 hours to heat up the brick oven in order to make the 13 loaves of bread for the 17 children in the house .... I went home and hugged my two bread machines (and my womb that only housed 3 kids)!!  Michelle Duggar has nothing on the woman of that house long ago!

So after a day in the rain with a bunch of 8 year olds, a quick trip to do some Christmas shopping I have just enough energy to see what you're all up to reading-wise.

I had a busy week of reading.  I finished "Bad Boy Jack" by Jospehine Cox and read "Bossypants" by Tina Fey (click on the links to see those reviews).  I've also just started "The Accidental Hero" by Matt Myklusch (a book that both of my boys have raved about).

What have you been reading this week?  What books are your kids reading??


TheBookGirl said...

I don't find it all strange that you enjoyed the field trip more than the intended audience, lol. I used to feel that way alot when I would chaperone my daughter's excursions...
I am envious that you have started your Christmas shopping already...I never seem to get myself in gear until after Thanksgiving!

Laurie@The Baking Bookworm said...

Bookgirl -- I think that's the way it goes. The adults wish they had awesome field trips like that when they were young. I mean, we saw a blacksmith make an awesome iron piece and all another mom and I could think of was "I'd love a big iron piece for my wall" (but I'm sure the kids weren't thinking the same thing). ;)

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