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Tuesday

So, "school" starts on Tuesday. I'm in the unschooling, year round learning camp, so we don't really have a start and a finish. Though it does seem like the activities for young people are pretty hard core to the fall to spring schedule. I have to also admit that I loved going to school. Back to school time was one of my favorite parts of the year. Even though I was nervous about finding my classes and whether or not I was going to do well in my classes, I loved going to school. It was one of my favorite places.
My daughter, she's not like that at all. She has never been one to beg for workbooks or ask for just one more lesson before lunch. It has taken some getting used to. And I may not be fully adapted to my student.
When I read all the homeschool mom blogs talking about what they are planning for their year and boxes of curriculum, I get a little nostalgic for my days in school. But then I realize that would not only be a waste of time, but a waste of money as well. I recognize that our educational style doesn't stress what a lot of mass produced educational sources produce, but I'm almost always impressed with my kid. She easily interacts with the world at large, she is capable of picking up new information, she's curious about the world, and she isn't afraid of what she doesn't know.
So, like I said, "school" is starting on Tuesday, but over here at our place, it's life as usual. Maybe we'll go to the zoo or explore the creek at the park. Maybe we'll go get hot chocolates at our favorite coffee joint. Or maybe we'll have a pajama day and watch movies about dinosaurs all day. I'm learning how to take things easy and not stress out about the small stuff. It's a learning experience.

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