Transitioning from an authoritarian, highly regimented family dynamic to a radically unschooling one is hard. Thankfully there are subtle changes along the way telling us we're doing something right.
One such change is
in the way the boys wake up. Whether they wake up while I'm still in bed
next to them, or they come out to find me elsewhere in the house, our
first interaction every day is to meet eyes and smile at each other.
It's a beautiful way to start each day.