After reading an email from one of the unschooling groups the other day, I realized that I’m still not doing this thing exactly right. I was putting too much importance on letting the kids choose our activities and wasn’t doing enough to offer intersting things on my own. The email said to unschool successfully you must live a rich and interesting life. I can tell you that I don’t feel we’ve been doing that. We’re at home a lot and I think the boys have grown accustomed to that and resist going anywhere unless it’s the video game store. While I know we can learn a lot here, it feels like there is a lot we can do outside the home that we’re not doing so today, we embarked on leading a richer more interesting life.
We got up early-ish and headed out the door to a historical spot in town where a major battle was fought during the revolutionary war. This would have never interested me as a child but the boys were really into it. I was quite surprised by their level of interest frankly. They wanted to stop at all the stops and read all the signs and plaques. I’m not sure what they learned today but they enjoyed being outdoors, for a while anyway. The wind was really blowing today and ever since the tornado warning a few days ago, Ryan has been really freaked out by the weather. He’s already sound sensitive and add to that his new fear of storms and you have an equation for incredible upset. Once he reached his limit we had to go home. Here are a few pics from our adventure this morning and a link to the rest of the photos in the set:
Boys reading the information to Mario and Luigi. They go with us everywhere!
There are trees like this all over the park and I just love them. I couldn’t capture the gorgeous expanse of branches that this tree has. It is truly stunning.
This was the point where Ryan got freaked about the wind and we had to leave. I feel so bad for him! I wish he weren’t so frightened.
Hopefully this was the first of many new adventures for us!