Lately I've been hearing a lot about "unschooling." Afraid I was missing out on something important, I took it upon myself to Google "unschooling."
|Watching the 1963 version of "Jason and the Argonauts" for Greek Mythology|
Forget for a moment that the built-in spell check doesn't even recognize this word as one. Forget that the word "unschooling" sounds like some power-to-the-people-hey-I-don't-shave-my-armpits-hippie-free-lovin'-I-don't-remember-where-I-parked-my-Volkswagen kind of terminology. And try really hard to not think that "unschooling" may be just an excuse parents use to explain a child's
|The boys rolling beeswax candles.|
The official definition of "unschooling" is this: Unschooling is a natural learning method that is mainly based upon the life experiences that daily living provides.
|Heather cooking lunch for Home Ec.|
|Mandie learning to quilt.|
"Mom, how do you poach eggs?"
"Dad, how do you rotate tires?"
"Mom, why would the baby have a rash on her hand?"
"Dad, how do I file my income tax return?"
Trust me, the learning process never ends. But now there's a term for it. And for once, I feel like I'm part of the in-crowd.
|The Mister learning new nursing techniques~with his eyes closed.|
We're that family.