Introducing: Blake, Maeve, Mrs. and Mr. Lidman

Introducing: Blake, Maeve, Mrs. and Mr. Lidman

Blake

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How old are You?

8 almost 9!

What is your Favorite Color? Tv show? Toy? Game? Book?

Blue, I don’t know. . . Spiderman, Spongebob, I like lots of shows. Probably Legos and Army Guys. My favorite game is Minecraft. My new favorite book is the comic book BONE. I finished all my Diary of a Wimpy Kid books so, yeah. BONE is my new favorite.

What do you do for fun?

Play video games, swing on the rope swing, Ride bike, Play with friends.

What is your Favorite thing to Learn about?

Science!!!! and Minecraft.

What is one thing your excited about right Now?

My birthday is coming soon! Sept. 1st.

What is one thing your not excited about right Now?

These questions. (bahaha, I interrupted him while he was playing.)

Are you ready to start school stuff again?

No, (then hilarious laughing!) I’m not ready yet because its summer, but soon I will be.

Maeve

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How old are You?

I’m 3! oh, I’m 4. (Maeve turned 4 July 15th)

What is your Favorite Color? Tv show? Toy? Game? Book?

Pink or Red! Just red.

Barbie Super-sparkle,

Barbie,

If you give a mouse a cookie.

What do you do for fun?

Exercising! I swing on the rope and play on dad!

What is your Favorite thing to Learn about?

Um, what do I learn about? Hmmm, Frogs with dad! (Maeve loves frogs, toads, and bugs)

What is one thing your excited about right Now?

Fishing! Going camping, and sleeping outside. That will be fun! You can sleep in the tent too!

What is one thing your not excited about right Now?

I don’t like it when Blake gets mad at me, and I don’t wanna get kicked in the tent. (she’s worried we’ll kick each-other in our sleep.)

Are you ready to start school stuff again?

Yes. I want to!!

Mrs. Lidman

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How old are You? Occupation

28. I’m currently a student with APU in psychology, as well as homemaking and homeschooling. I also bring in a small amount of income through my art, which can usually be found at etsy. https://www.etsy.com/shop/LidmanArtsPlus

What is your Favorite Color? Tv show? Toy? Game? Book?

My favorite color is green. I prefer to watch documentaries, my current favorite is Neil DeGrasse Tyson’s Cosmos. I enjoy puzzles and word games (couldn’t play a video game to save my life). My book list can be found here at goodreads, but the one I keep going back to would have to be John Holt’s “Teach your Own”. Holt’s view of children is encouraging and sustainable.

What do you do for fun?

I have fun painting, reading, and spending time outside. I enjoy watching the kids play and joining in.

What is your Favorite thing to Learn about or what are you learning about?

As a psychology student I am learning about development, psychopathology, and addiction. As an artist I have been learning about watercolor and egg tempera. As a parent I have been learning about learning!!!

What is one thing your excited about right Now?

Camping!!! My childhood was filled with fun camping trips and yet my family has never gone. We will finally be heading out in the middle of August. Hopefully we will get some great views with our telescope! I’m also jumping outta my pants excited about starting the school year, 1. because I feel so much more comfortable about our choices than in the past. 2. Maeve will be doing pre-k along side Blake while he forges ahead into 3.4 grade. 3. The BOOKS, BOOKS, BOOKS. We have so many books! We have been collecting through the summer and saving for the school year. (However a few were read secretly under the covers!)

What is one thing your not excited about right Now?

I’m secretly mourning the coming end to summer, July went by so fast and August is full of weddings, camping and fun. I know it will be flying by. As a Minnesotan I try to suck up as much sunshine as possible before the snow and cold moves in.

Are you ready to start school stuff again?

Yes!!!! I am stoked. Thumbs up all the way excited. There is something comforting in the flow of our days when we are schooling, an awareness and deeper purpose that seems to envelope our lives. While summer is full of nature-centered and bodily learning, during the fall/winter we pull ourselves inward and have to find new and exciting ways to learn and entertain ourselves. I am looking forward to it all. 🙂

Mr. Lidman

How old are You? Occupation?

30, I work as a molder operator, tool room technician, Lead. For a family owned, small town company. I have been with them for 13 years.

What is your Favorite Color? Tv show? Toy? Game? Book?

I wear a lot of Black but like the color blue. I watch shows like Game of Thrones, Copper, Cosmos, One piece (I like a lot of shows/anime). I game a lot during the winter,currently I’m playing Arkham Knight on x-box one. I’m not much of a reader but I enjoy books like Cosmos, Lord of the rings, Raising Freethinkers: A practical guide for parenting beyond belief. I enjoy listening to Mrs. Lidman read to me in the car when traveling.

What do you do for fun?

I enjoy tinkering with vintage Japanese motorcycles and vintage snowmobiles. I make sure to go to a few shows and swap-meets a year and am active in rampage garages forum. I’ve been having a lot of fun learning about space and am a science enthusiast. I play in a punk rock band as well, the “Junkyard Hooligans”. None of us have a lot of free time outside of work and family, but somehow we get together to practice and play shows.

What is your Favorite thing to Learn about?

I’m really getting into astronomy, We purchased a Celestron Nexstar 130 slt, and have been learning all about the space program and astrophysics.

What is one thing your excited about right Now?

I have a lot of things going on through August that I’m excited about. Our camping trip, (I’m hoping I’ll be able to get a lot of good shots with the telescope while we’re away from town). The annual grassdrags swap-meet is coming up, where me and the guys spend two days selling and buying the toys we tinker with.

What is one thing your not excited about right Now?

I can’t think of anything, after I get through the Monday blues my week speeds buy and then I can enjoy my family and hobbies.

Are you ready to start school stuff again?

Sure, although I’m not as involved in schooling as my wife I get to help out with science experiments, “field trips” and suggesting some of the topics they should cover. I try to support Mrs. Lidman by encouraging the kids to do their best, and reminding Mrs. Lidman to get some time to herself.

 

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