There has been a lot of building this summer. Iain and Elijah spent a couple of weeks helping around the building site where a straw bale home is going up. At home Galen has been reading My Side of the Mountain and constructing his own shelter from whatever he can glean around the yard. The building came first which in turn inspired me to dig out the book. He’s entering third grade next year and from a Waldorf perspective there is quite a bit of focus on building and shelter. It’s fascinating to me to find him ushering himself into the curriculum without my in any way leading him to it.