summer 2011

summer 2011

Paul and I, all 16 kids and Ashley, Benjamin's wife...Christmas 2012

Paul and I, all 16 kids and Ashley, Benjamin's wife...Christmas 2012

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

enjoying the days.....

The trees! Their beautiful leaves! Wah.

Is is still okay to use the term, "Indian Summer"? I don't want to have to go on the morning show and apologize to the whole world for my insensitivity.

In any case, the weather this week is amazing, here in central New York state. The brilliant blue sky, high sixties, just grand. Today, we are going on an adventure, to the zoo! My homeschooled kids and I, and Davian, and we are picking up baby Lydia. She won't appreciate the monkeys or the elephants, but we will appreciate her!

I have been reading about unschooling, and radical unschooling, and have read some articles about homework, and how too much of it stresses kids out. "Stresses kids out." That's sad. Kids need to have responsibilities, but their lives are being eaten up by repetitive meaningless tasks, all in the name of giving them a good life, a good start, a fighting chance...then college, will they actually live their lives? I don't know. All things aren't for all people, but I think too much structure just smothers their creativity and wastes their childhood.

And I do want to talk about this sometime, but now Davian is here, we have to get ready and have breakfast, and pack lunch, and yay! We are going to the zoo!


Anonymous said...

I thought of you since you were just there!

16 blessings'mom said...

What?! Is nothing sacred? I haven't read the article yet, but wow. Funsuckers out there....