Trailer Park Unschoolers

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It Never Stops

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Ah, the craziness. I’m starting to realize this is just our lives now. Our lives are built of craziness. I’m certainly not used to this, but I’d better adjust quick!

Since we moved here our lives were pretty laid back. Since we walked everywhere we stayed close to home and only ventured away from the neighborhood when necessary. It was a relaxed life. The kids spent all their time dirty and tanned from playing outside with the neighborhood kids. I never really had to go far. It was the slow country life.

Then we got a car. Down time hasn’t been common since. We’ve been busier than we were even when we last had a car! It’s been pretty wild.

Thursday night the music on the square was canceled because it was supposed to rain. We decided we’d still go for ice cream. That led to hanging out with the hoopers, which was fun. After that we went to eat at a local burger joint. It turned into a great night. We all fell into bed exhausted when we got home.

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Last night we found out about movie nights in the park. We decided to check it out. The kids snacked on fruit while watching Wreck It Ralph, which was a cute movie. Next week we have to show up earlier because they do roast marshmellows and crafts.

Then today was a big day. This was the first tine we met Oz’s mom. I gave her a warning not to bail on my kids like all too many other people have done, not that I think she will. She’s done some really bad things in her life, but she’s apparently realized what it would cost her in the end. She met her grandsons for the first time at three and almost one instead of when they were born because of it. However, the kids, all except Luca, warmed right up to her, something unheard of with Sander. He was calling her Grama from the moment he met her. We’d barely gotten to introduce her as “dad’s mom” when he had to tell her absolutely everything. Luca was a bit timid, but he’s shy with anyone but mama these days. It’s sad that it took four years for us to meet, but she seems in a much better place now. Best of all, I really do like her. I don’t see us being best buds or anything, but I could really enjoy having her as part of the family. She’s great with the kids too, same with the man in her life. I’m really glad we got to meet them, and in time for Mother’s Day. I can’t wait to do it again, which is surprising because I had no real hopes of it going over that well, not with the way Oz’s family has been so far.

Then tomorrow we have church, then have to come home to clean the house. They’re doing inspections this week and with the way the management has been here, I want this place to be spotless. It’s going to make for a busy week with cleaning, inspections, more music on the square, and another movie in the park. I’d better get used to being busy! It’s not likely to stop any time soon!

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Author: Fox

With four kids in the house, who has time for much? Well, we're trying to make it work, trying to get as close to our unschooling roots as we can while state restrictions and family pressures try to stand in our way. Every day is a new adventure.

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