Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Children and School

Having a child now, makes me realize how much I don't want to be without Rudy. I don't want to send him to school. I want him to learn all he wants to know and I want to play daily with him with the things that most interests him.

School was not a bad place for me - I actually had a pretty good time. There were subjects I hated (M-A-T-H!) and it was mostly a social aspect for me. I got pretty good grades (other than M-A-T-H!) and enjoyed it.

I remember the morning hustle and bustle, the hurry up, get ready, get moving. The mornings we all left the house crabby because someone couldn't get moving fast enough, find a certain sock, shirt, or whatever the case be. Maybe we didn't get enough sleep the night before and just needed a little bit more.....who knows what the situation was.

So on the first day back to school, I think of the kids with butterflies (some good/some bad), the excitement for some - the dread for others, and I am lucky to have learned about unschooling and the many possibilities it has brought our family already and the endlessness it will bring in our future.

Just my thoughts this A.M.


Ronnie said...

Yes! So grateful.

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