We are feeling a bit like hermits, cooped-up in the house for days and days – the little ones are still wrestling with sickness, and we had to miss church again this week.Â Little Hen, still healthy, escaped to Grandma’s house for the weekend (a BIG thank-you to Grandma for inviting her up!).
After homemade pecan-chocolate pie for breakfast (hey, we’re sick!), Daddy read to us from The Lightning Thief, which is turning out to be an excellent choice for Firecracker, who is captivated by Greek mythology.
Another good thing is that I’ve been able to get quite a bit of Christmas-gift knitting done (and give the dog a hair cut, and mop the floors…).
We are trying to make the best of our isolation, and finding we are blessed by the quietness today.Â Firecracker is getting up from a rest, so I’d best go, so Daddy can read a few more chapters to us out of The Lightning Thief.
Some Greek Mythology Resources we love :
D’Aulaire’s Book of Greek Myths
Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Greek Myths (although, the stories are re-imagined a bit)
Greek Myths for Young Children
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (well, it has a smidgen of Greek Mythology in it, with Hephaestus and Aphrodite, and we like it)
By Jove, a board game
and we’d love to find this board game and try it out.