Our impromptu morning on politics all started when Olivia and Jack started counting the number of Labour and Conservative campaign posters attached to lamposts as we drove back from dropping DS2 at school. Jack even spotted that the Conservative posters where it what he described as " where the big houses are "! This has led to us looking at the Houses of Parliament online and talking about the different political parties. I'm a total news addict and am always ranting and raving about the colalition so I wasn't entirely suprised when Liv told me that David Cameron was Prime Minister but a little suprised and delighted when she declared that he was " pretending to be friends with Nick Clegg !!"
Somehow or other we drifted to the subject of Winston Churchill and Hitler - turns out Jack had been watching a Horrible Histories dvd about World War 2 before bed last night and we talked about Osama Bin Laden as they had seen the news reports about his "demise" this morning. This is what I love about Home education - the topics we've discussed and investigated would probably have never cropped up at school and this morning proves to me that my two really are learning through living.
Never mind the alternative vote - I just want my breakfast!