CMP Review 2024-03-18

CMP Review 2024-03-18

March 18, 2024

I have been out to play gathering weaving material for making baskets. The Parents’ Review describes it as a “pleasant art,” and it’s one way I’ve been following Charlotte Mason’s advice:

If mothers could learn to do for themselves what they do for their children when these are overdone, we should have happier households. Let the mother go out to play! If she would only have courage to let everything go when life becomes too tense, and just take a day, or half a day, out in the fields, or with a favourite book, or in a picture gallery looking long and well at just two or three pictures, or in bed, without the children, life would go on far more happily for both children and parents. (Vol. 3 pp. 33-34)

Using invasive plants, I wove the backpack I am wearing here out of kudzu, and I harvested Chinese wisteria for future baskets. Do you have “pleasant art” that gives you a happier household?