Don't let your schooling interfere with your education.
~ Pete Seeger

Saturday, June 20, 2009

How Beautiful My Children Are!

There is this thing – two, actually – that give me such joy in my life. They are my sons, and every morning when they arise they light my day. In fact, Trin is in my lap right now, helping me write this.

Studying
One of the many advantages of unschooling at home is that kids can choose their own desks and learn in comfort!

Reading
Sometimes Sam reads to me. At 6 1/2 years old, he reads at the 8th or 9th grade level. Another advantage to unschooling!

Working
Trin helping with the remodel. The boys are here every day, helping when they can, watching, learning the processes of construction. They're learning all the time. We could send them to school, I suppose, but I really don't want to slow them down that much.

Well, I started this post planning on just talking about how much I love my kids, how much joy they give me, how much meaning they give to my life, and so on, and it somehow turned into a celebration of unschooling! But then, I guess they really are connnected.

3 comments:

David Carrel said...

I love the desk comment! I used our couch for a lot of my work as well. Much more comfortable. But I never used it as creatively as them in that picture. haha

Seda said...

Yeah, pretty creative. I'm not sure I could do something like that anymore, but they seem to like it. :-)

anne said...

Hey girl,

Nice pictures. Wish I could get down there! Trin is certainly having fun tearing down the house!

hugs
me

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  • Conundrum, by Jan Morris
  • Gender Outlaw, by Kate Bornstein
  • My Husband Betty, by Helen Boyd
  • Right Side Out, by Annah Moore
  • She's Not There, by Jennifer Boylan
  • The Riddle of Gender, by Deborah Rudacille
  • Trans Liberation, by Leslie Feinberg
  • Transgender Emergence, by Arlene Istar Lev
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  • What Becomes You, by Aaron Link Raz and Hilda Raz
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