It’s been a rather “unschooling” week around here. We haven’t done much of the actual work we’ve decided to do, just so that it looks like we’re meeting standards. Now that I’ve put some thought into it, I’ve realized that it’s important for Corde and Beekee (for reasons having to do with their biological father), so it’s worth making sure we toe that line for now at least.
This weekend we’ve got an incredible event coming up. We’re going to explore a Civil War fort with my dad and my sister. This is going to be extra fun because the kids will go on their first ever boat ride on the ferry out to the island. They’re really looking forward to that.
I suppose (if we were that kind of family) I could have prepared them for this by talking about the Civil War and getting their heads set in the history before they showed up. That’s just not who we are. I think it’ll be far more fun to jump on in and explore, then worry about the history after the fact. “Hey, this is cool! I wonder why they did that… Let’s find out.”
Hopefully we should have some good pictures from the weekend trip. It’s going to be quite the adventure, by train, by ferry, and on foot. It’s somewhere I went as a kid and I think the kids will really love it. It’s going to be a great time!