I have been so encouraged by the community of Christian Unschoolers that I have found on facebook. It really is a place of connection for me and a place to talk about those things that I just can’t talk to some people about…I’m lovin’ it
One of the things I’ve been encouraged to do is take part in this meme, I CU…it is a great way to talk about what is happening in our home each week and gives me the opportunity to brag just a little bit! If you are interested in joining the meme each week, the info can be found at the Christian Unschooling website.
Now, on to the meme…
This week we want to make plans to go to the beach. Yes, we are heading to SC to bask in the sun and put our toes in the sand. The kids are really excited….Hannah had a very difficult time getting to sleep last night she was so excited. We’re just sad that Steve can’t join us for this trip….he is neck deep in rehearsals for Beauty and the Beast (which opens next Sunday!). Maybe we’ll bring him back a souvenir!
The kids are having a blast exploring their passions. We bought Hannah a swing to put in the front yard so she can swing to her heart’s content. She is exhibiting some fears that we are trying to help her overcome. It’s a rope swing with a seat….a little different than what she sees at the playground. So, maybe with some regular swing time she’ll become more accustomed to it. Some interesting sensory issues has become more intense for her, mostly dealing with textures and the type of clothing she wears. Patience is being practiced all around Dylan is spending his time reading, playing music and catching up on his driver’s ed course. He’s shooting for August to have his license in hand…you can do it D!
I am learning that when you love someone and want to see their dreams realized, you put aside your own, so that you can take part in seeing their awesomeness be seen, heard and experienced by others.
I am struggling with organization….ahh, this has never been natural for me. But I am realizing the importance of simplifying our lives….so, I am trying to wade through our ‘stuff’ and make life a little simpler. It is a process!
This week is the first time it became crystal clear to me how much our kids are learning. Dylan soaks up the knowledge he receives from reading, the skills he acquires from practicing his guitar and is very aware of what needs to be done in the house to help me out on those days when my focus needs to be on Hannah’s needs. Hannah is finding joy in learning about letters, shapes and numbers in the every day tasks (laundry, cooking, cleaning and playing). In a nutshell, my kids love to learn and love to share with me what they have learned…and I may have missed that gift if I had been focusing on ‘my’ dreams. I love my family!