Coffee and Conversation/Wordless Wednesday: Unschoolers Rock the Beach!

Grab a cuppa and a comfy seat, and let’s chat a while.

It’s Monday again – time for Coffee and Conversation.

When I was six, my family was driving on a highway late at night. Streaks of headlights and taillights painted the dark. For the first time, I realized that each car held people living lives as important to them as mine was to me.

I wanted to know what those lives were, and to share my own..

Didja miss me?

I know, I know! I generally post Coffee and Conversation on Mondays…or, sometimes, Tuesdays. Late into the night on Wednesday is a first…

This is partially a Coffee and Conversation post, and partially a Wordless Wednesday post….because, after all, this is the home of Lovely Chaos! =)

I was camping with my kids and a wonderful group of fellow unschooling families.

I could spend thousands and thousands of words writing about the goodness of the weekend. But, instead, I’m going a different route.

Over the next week or so, I’ll be sharing images of various aspects of our weekend. If a picture is worth a thousand words, there’s a story held in these.

Let’s start with Friday, at the lake.

These aren’t all the images or moments; just a few of the most sparkling instants I captured with my little blue Canon point-and-shoot.

Have you ever had an experience that seems too big and rich to be reduced to language, or even pictures? Where was it? Who were you with? Want to chat about it?

My friend Sylvia, the consummate Jewish mama, even on the beach, baked yummy chocolate chip cookies for our pleasure!


    • How would you like me to send them? And cookies and apple maple sausage have equal equity, for me.

      I took at least one picture of Gabriella that is as gorgeous as she is! =)

      BTW, I hope to post more on Monday – hopefully, this nasty stomach bug I’ve had all day is gone by tomorrow, so that I can enact my schemes….

      SO cool to see you here! Usually, you use your ninja stealth mode, and I only know you popped in if you tell me you did! =)

    • Honestly, they’re happy most of the time, and I see that as a big part of my mission in life.

      Neither of them have ever attended school, so, for them, summer is the season between spring and fall, and not a too-brief respite from adult demands and controls.

      And, as a bonus, their happiness rubs off liberally on thier parents! =D

      • Yes, that’s great — they get to enjoy the season on its own merits, not primarily because it’s a short break from traditional school drudgery as is the case for so many other kids…that really zaps the zest and creativity out of children! Kudos to you for giving them an education without that aspect.

        • Well, at this point, they do mos of their learning independently. I’m more of a facilitator, someone who points out things they might enjoy learning more about, takes them places, talks with them, and handles the paperwork aspect of things.

          And zesty and creative they both are, in very individual ways.

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