Kenzie spent quite a lot of time in the backyard today and came in with a large stick he's decided to use as a staff. We peeled off the remaining bark and filed down a few of the more painful-looking spots. Now, he's drawing symbols (of his own design), looking for just the right one to carve on the stick.
Also today, he sketched each and every Pokemon in his Official Pokemon Handbook - all 152 of them - while sitting in the kitchen, singing. He categorized all his Beanie Babies, he watched a bit of Little House on the Prairie, and he spelled out messages with Legos. He helped make lunch, played with the dogs and cats, picked up in the living room, watched KiKi's Delivery Service, read several books, practiced his whistling and his dragon calls, and played tickle wars with me, running around the house screaming and laughing. We even had a long discussion about unschooling and how parents and kids feel about making that choice. We talked about foods and nutrition. We talked about symbols and their meanings. We talked about a thousand other things - just like usual.
A typical unschooling-at-home day. Nothing spectacular, but always extraordinary.
Now, he's eating dinner - natural peanut butter on organic brown rice cake, a banana, funky veggie pasta with tomato sauce, and water. He's humming his own tunes while he eats and is reading at the table.
There is no rushing in his life. No hurry up and wait, no eating on the run, no tight schedules. Sure, some days there are things we have to do at a certain time, places we have to be, but for the most part, this is normal. We go out when we're good and ready. Some days, we just stay home. There's always time for playing in the backyard, for singing songs, for carving sticks, for practicing dragon calls. There's time to read while eating, build with Legos, and draw and draw and draw. And, there's time to talk. Lots of time to talk.
No wonder we love unschooling here....