Our bedrooms are totally unheated. During the winter, it is COLD back there! It never got quite down to freezing this winter, but not too far above. We’ve learned quite a good strategy for going to sleep in a cold bed, though: Bed buddies! Esther cut a sheet into long rectangles and sewed them into tubes, then filled them about half full with wheat or barley and sewed the ends shut. She made one for each member of the family, and in the evening we put them all into the oven for awhile to warm up. It’s amazing how a hot bag of wheat at your feet makes the whole bed feel warmer!
Tonight’s boy activity had to do with spear fishing from “boats” on the living room floor. Earlier, I had been hearing stories about riding sharks. It seems that you need to know how to swim before you try to ride a shark, because they might flip over and dump you! The game abruptly ended when I took a picture; the boy you see as a blur in the picture decided he was violently opposed to having his picture taken tonight, so they all decided pictures were taboo and went elsewhere so I couldn’t get another picture!