"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
Well today we thought we had it going on and was going to attend church services for the first time in about a month. Parents up, clothes washed, breakfast from Hardee's, but then we got the kids up. Dora ate about half of her chicken biscuit before she said her belly was hurting again like last night and she didn't want to go. So, she spent much of the rest of the morning on the couch watching her Disney shows and her latest obsession, "Smallville" on dvd.
After the boys ate breakfast and showered they spent some time getting their cards together and decided to go to the card store to hang out with some friends.I know I have said this before but I love that they have friends that they have something in common with and also friend of all ages, most of their friends at this point are in their early 20's.
Dad and I had to go grocery shopping as I was getting tired of eating out because we didn't have any food here. So we all left around 12, dropped Bubba and Bret off and went grocery shopping. Dora was feeling a little better and helped us at the first store and then we brought her home before heading to the next. We also stopped by the Goodwill where we picked up a bag of all kind of cool die and play money for $ .99 and bought a few things at the Dollar Tree. Yes, we have to go to more than one store to get those bargains!
After we got home she decided to grow some gel balls from a science kit we had picked up at the Dollar Tree.
Here is what the balls looked like before she grew them:
Will show another picture tomorrow of what they look like after "growing" overnight.
I picked up the boys around 6 while Dad was at home grilling out some ribs and we stopped by the store and looked for Dad a birthday present since his birthday was today but we couldn't find anything we thought he would really like. After dinner we had his store bought cheesecake ( I know right no present and a store bought cake!) and he and the kids watched G I Joe 2. Not really my kind of movie so I opted for a long bath and my newest novel, "Poison Town" by Creston Mapes.
So what did your day look like?
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* This post was written as a part of the year long series "Hitchhikers Guide to Unschooling" where I attempt to show you what it is like to live in an unschooling family as though school does not exist.*