I love using student Holidays to enrich my children’s education. So I woke up the kids early and made them corn cakes, hash browns, and hot chocolate to show what wonderful New World foods Columbus helped discover and propagate.
Then we read some excerpts from Columbus’s travel journals and autobiography. Then we made four ships out of Popsicle sticks and dryer sheets, and took them to the Potomac to sail them across the ocean on their search for a shorter route to India.
At least, some version of me in a parallel universe did all that stuff. This universe’s me was far less ambitious. I did manage to get everyone to the church pancake breakfast with major bed head by 8:30.
Then since everyone was dressed and Great Falls National Park is free on Columbus Day, we went straight there for what Peppers calls a “pike in the fowwest.” Which reminds me that Salty refers to apple cider as apple spider, and I’m never going to correct him. “You squeeze the apple, and then the apple spider comes out, and you drink it.” Yum.
And then I brought everyone home, gave them 100% processed foods for lunch, and told them to do their reading and music practice, but then promptly gave in and let them have screens so I could take a nap. So yeah. Happy Columbus Day everyone! I am making some very interesting progress on my morning room trim which I will photograph tomorrow.