I’m starting to pull myself out of the unschooling doldrums that I was in and have decided to go and live on Sandra Dodd’s website for the next few days. It’s been so easy to allow myself to succumb to the doubts I was having but I KNOW in my heart that unschooling is the best thing for our family. As noted in the post prior to this one, Iain’s has been honing his reading skills ever since we began this journey last February, and had he been forced to read I seriously doubt that he would be where he is now. And then there is Ryan who hasn’t had a lick of school but can read like nobody’s business. Why is it so hard to remember these things when I’m feeling down?
I’ve noticed that my interactions with Iain and Ryan get stressful when I’m feeling down and being stuck taking it easy after surgery has really gotten me into that mode.
Wow, how weird is this? I JUST got off the phone with Ryan’s soccer coach from last year. Apparently she is thinking about unschooling her children and wants to talk to me about it. She’s also writing a paper on it for school. My mind is reeling from the cosmic coincidence and timing of her phone call. She’s coming over on Friday to discuss it with me so I’m definitely going to have to get back in that unschooling frame of mind. Don’t you think the timing is wild???
Anyway, since I’m slowly recovering I can feel the cloud in my mind also beginning to lift and I’m feeling more at peace with where we are in our life. I need to translate that into my interactions with the boys, too.
I just had to pop back in and post that since I had generated some comments with my unschooling doubts last week. Just wanted to let you all know that the train is back on the track, so to speak, and we are still unschoolers!