Our Family's Journey to Peaceful Parenting and Unschooling.
Friday, September 6, 2013
Not Back to School
is the "last day of summer" and the neighborhood kids will be headed
back to school Monday. I'd like to pose a hypothetical question to my
fellow neighborhood parents, and those of you here who might be in the
What if the kids didn't go back to school? How
would you have spent the last few weeks, and what would you do on
Monday and beyond?
Here are some things we haven't been
doing over the last few weeks- buying new wardrobes of "back to school
clothes", battling crowds to buy school supplies, searching for a
parking spot a mile away from the school for "meet the teacher night",
wondering what to wear on the first day, trying to get the kids to bed
early to acclimate to their upcoming early wake up call, worrying about
who will be in our class, worrying about whether the teacher is nice or
mean, spending a fortune on yearbook preorders, school directories, PTA
dues, spirit wear and other such nonsense.
What we have been
doing- playing at the splash park, visiting the Science Center, going to
play dates with friends, visiting family, going to the library,
rearranging furniture, building legos, sending emails, writing stories,
playing Dragonbox, eating when we're hungry, and sleeping when we're
Come Monday we'll keep doing the same thing. The first
weeks of August need'nt be hectic or stressful. The life your family has
been living over summer need'nt end if you don't want it to.