Ancient Egypt

In our homeschool this year as we’ve studied history, our first civilization to explore in any kind of depth was Ancient Egypt.

We checked out a load of books from the library and decided making a mummy and a pyramid were both essential.

Poor “Ruby Baugh,” as her bear is named, was tapped as the unlucky deceased lovey:

She was ceremoniously gutted, salted, and wrapped in toilet paper.

Mackenzie immediately decided that whatever pyramid we would build needed to have room for a tomb to put our mummy in. There went my sugar cube idea. But how could I say no to this face?

So I brought down our boxes of CitiBlocs, buckled Caitlyn in her high chair with her lunch, and we got to work.

Mackenzie chose to build a step pyramid, and build it we did.

The backside:

The side view, where you can see M’s handiwork on the left and mine on the right:

The front. Will it fit Mummy Baugh?


A Dose of Reality

I’ve blogged in the past about always leaving a wake when I’m accomplishing things and that has definitely been true so far in our five weeks of homeschooling.

Overall, I would say our house is actually cleaner and our meals more regular because I’ve been better about planning and roping Mackenzie into helping, but moment to moment things can get a little dicey as I juggle school with a toddler underfoot.

While Mackenzie and I were happily constructing our 400 block step pyramid, Caitlyn was watching while happily making a royal mess as she “washed” her high chair with water, guacamole and black beans.

The clean up was worth it, but it was definitely a calculated risk. 🙂


About beanland

Scott is a family practice doctor and Anne is a full-time mother and teacher to three beautiful girls and one boy.
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