Today for Show and Tell, I've brought a tiny marvel of nature: a single snowflake. I think we might all learn a lesson from how this utterly unique and exquisite crystal turns into an ordinary, boring molecule of water, just like every other one, when you bring it in the classroom. And now, while the analogy sinks in, I'll be leaving you drips and going outside." ~ Calvin, from Calvin & Hobbes
I miss blogging, I didn't realize how much I enjoyed it until I didn't do it.
I've been going through so much that I don't know where to start, I guess I'll start where I'm at.
I've come to realize that I'm a little spoiled(hate that word) accustomed to a certain lifestyle might be better. It's not the first time my comfortable life has been thwarted but I think it's the most traumatic.
Years ago we moved from CA to PA with two boys and four beagles. We left a nice house and landed in an old drafty, moldy farm house. We moved to amish town, hickville, oh let's just say I had culture shock.
Jason was out of work for 7 weeks and the first job he got was $7/hr less than what he used to make. This was 1998.
I/we went through a lot of changes, I actually used to ask God why on earth he sent me to PA????
So fast forward here we are, life isn't simple but apparantly I was too comfortable with things like food, water, electricity, chocolate, wine and internet....
We live and learn, we are unschoolers to the very core, all of us, my husband included.
Why should he be miserable? Why should he have to be slave to the grind while we live in some sort of luxury?
Well I was born for royalty, I am the queen for God's sake! I married for love not money and my honey knows that.
I didn't really know what that meant :)
Lots of changes around here but most of it is internal. We need to be creative, we need to live within our means. What is important?
My kids are #1 on my list. They are still doing what they always do, they are natural learners. They have never been forced to go to school and learn the miserable ranks of indoctrination.
They just go with the flow, full of questions and full of life. We can learn so much from our children if we are paying atention.