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"Children do not need to learn to be better, told what to do or shown how. If they are given access to enough of the world, they will see clearly enough what things are truly important to themselves and to others, and they will make for themselves a better path into that world than anyone else could make for them." John Holt

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                                       February 13th

We were suppossed to go and volunteer at the food bank again today however both Bubba and Dora woke up with tummy aches and Bret never woke up so me and Dad went to volunteer alone. However, when we got there no one was there and we waited around and no one showed up so I am guessing it was closed because of the weather.

We used our bit of "no kids" time to check out the new Dollar Tree that just opened and picked up a few small goodies for the kids. We also went and checked out the 25 cent book sale going on at the local thrift store.

When we got home all tummys were feeling better, Bret was up swearing I never woke him up, and everyone was ready to celebrate Valentine's Day early.

candy and earbuds

Dora spent much of the morning showing us tricks she could do on the hula hoop. (I also took several videos I will share later.)

She needed pipe cleaners to finish her Valentine's Day card exchange box. So she went to Walmart with me and Dad to pick them up along with some things for dinner. We also spent some time looking at toys. On the way Dora wanted to stop at the pet store so we did. We looked at all kinds of fish and lizards, birds, rodents, and reptiles. She wants a new pet but not sure of what kind just yet.


Bubba and Bret spent a good part playing of the day playing Yugioh and games on their ipods. Dora played Mario on the computer. We did alot of just hanging out and goofing off  today.

Dad showed Bubba several things on the guitar and they spent a fair amount of time playing around on it.


We hadn't talked to my Mom in over a year. She called today and we all got caught up and the kids enjoyed talking to her. Dora promised to take pictures for her and went through the house taking pictures of pets, her room, and the house to share with her Nana.

As I write this Dora is talking to her brother on the phone and still hula hooping and my boys are enjoying yet another game of Yugioh.

*This post was written as a part of the "Hitchhiker's Guide to Unschooling", a year long series in which I attempt to show you what living a life as a family where school does not exist looks like*