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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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                           March 1st, 2014

Dora's cousin Brianna spent the night last night so they were both up early and giggly this morning. They spent some time in their room talking about who knows what, facebooking,  painting nails and playing on the game table. They also played outside in the yard with a big blowup beach ball.

Bubba and Bret got up long enough to eat and shower before heading off to their Saturday hang out spot, Collector's Alley, were they hang out with friends and play Yugioh cards and eat one too many Hot Pockets!

After dropping off the boys around 12 Dora, Bri, and I went clearance shopping at Dollar General and out to lunch at Subway. The girls happily talked and joked around while leisurely eating subs and cookies. Then we headed home and they made rainbow loom bracelets out of some glow in the dark bands they bought at Dollar General.


I chilled on the computer for a few minutes while they made bracelets and then we all played Rock Band on Playstation 3. We took turns singing country songs Karaoke style. Yeah, I was horrible and couldn't make it through one song but who cares we had fun!


Dad got home around 5 and we went out to Burger King and dropped some food off at the shop for the boys as well. Then Dora wanted to go skating. So we all headed out to the skating rink and then Dad decided to go and get the boy cousin's and bring them out for a night of skating as well. Unfortunately, as soon as we got skates on Dora was in the bathroom feeling really sick like she was going to throw up. I tried to cool her down with some paper towels and cold wather hoping it would pass but the lights really seemed to be getting to her. So I met Dad at the front door when he got back and we had to call it a night before anyone got on the floor. Poor little girl was crying half because she felt sick and half because she didn't want to be the cause of everyone missing out on a night of skating. By the time I got her away from all the lights she was playing in the parking lot.

As I write this it is 9:30 and Dora and Dad are watching old reruns of "Smallville" and the boys are still at the card shop.

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