10.13.2010

truant : instead of blogging

Our family recently watched Nim's Island and my most favorite-est part of a movie filled with favorite parts is right at the beginning when Nim says she is home schooled, then corrects herself to say more specifically that she is island schooled.  This is how we experience home school: hardly anything 'home' about it.

Not being at home is also why I have taken a small unintended hiatus from posting here.  The holiday weekend ended up spanning three separate family mega-meals, from cranberry sauce, yams, and pickled beets to cake and pie at every one, and I am still feeling flushed and lazy from the whole experience.  But, for every thing I do not do, there is something else that comes rushing in to fill the void.  I am giving thanks to all the simple wonders waiting to be discovered instead, whenever one door closes and another opens.

Instead of school.

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Instead of the water table.

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Instead of socialization.

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Instead of art period.

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Instead of a classroom.

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Instead of notebooks.

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Instead of the class pet.

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Instead of recess.

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8 comments:

  1. Beautiful and simply put. Would love to be able to "home" or not so "home" school our children. God Bless you.

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  2. Love the instead-of photos!! Beautifully put.

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  3. And looks like Smooch's buddy is wearing one of your own Fairweather Jackets! I noticed only because I finished one for my daughter a few weeks ago (she LOVES it by the way, and I do too!!!).

    Great post, and what breathtaking scenery!!

    Question: Do you have any ideas for making a homemade, non-slip slipper for kids? I hate to think of buying some for my two girls when I have so much fleece lying around.

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  4. Xenia Kathryn, I here that that puffy acrylic fabric paint you can buy works great on the bottom of socks and slippers to make them grippier.

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  5. What a lucky, lucky young lady :)

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  6. I'm with you. Our son is 18 and was "un" schooled.

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  7. gorgeous photos. I love the instead of a classroom one!

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  8. As a former teacher its sad that we have to keep our kids home to give them a real education.

    There is no more recess, no class pets, no art, no creativity, or socialization. Just WORK! So even if she were "in" school she still wouldn't be getting those things and you (as a good parent) would still need to provide them!

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