Unschooling: It’s a wonderful life!

One of the unschooling mama blogs I follow Swiss Army Wife summed up my current thoughts beautifully today. How things change so much when you simplify life and get to enjoy your children so much more in a carefree lifestyle.

After two kids I was adamant that was it for us. Number three was an oops and now with our transition to unschooling and just living a relaxed life I am enjoying our children so much.

The learning just happens and we don’t stress about where we need to be at what time, what they are or aren’t learning at school, what homework needs to be done, what teacher or school is judging us or our children, what labels we need to work with, what preschool we can afford, what fees we need to pay, what fundraiser we need to feel pressured into, or how little time we have between scheduling around school, homework and early bedtimes.

We have all the time! They learn in spurts and so quickly. Xander asks me to spell things out while he writes to his pen pal and Isaac pulls out the Monopoly money to pretend he is rich…I hear them both counting money together. We have play dates with interesting friends who ask questions like “if a platypus is a mammal, how does it nurse with a duck bill?” we run home and look that up…(by the way, Tonya, yes they do nurse! LOL)

All this to say, I too have gone from “two-and-through” mentality to wanting another, a *fourth* (gasp!). Jason is still uncertain, but he’s wearing down. <grin>

Wanna see what the kids and I did for school today?

A book we read a while ago had a character blowing bubbles with chewing gum. I told the kids about the time I blew a huge bubble as a kid and got it stuck in my eyebrows. The kids wanted to give it a try so I bought us a pack of Bubblicious and that’s what we did today.

I guess its been a long time since I tried because there were no big ones for me. The kids tried but no luck yet. That huge piece of gum makes me gag! I don’t know how I ever chewed it as a kid??

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One Response to “Unschooling: It’s a wonderful life!”

  1. Jessica Says:

    1) I HATE fundraisers.
    2) I am totally envious of your unschooling. We are 95% sure that we will be homeschooling this fall, but I don’t think I could let loose enough to totally unschool.
    3)4 kids is rad. We have been debating on a 5th (we even got halfway through the foster/adoption process and then put our application on hold), but 4 is so nice. Everyone has a someone with even numbers!

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