When it comes to talking about myself and my family, I tend to err on the side of humility. But not because I’m humble. It’s the opposite. It’s because I don’t want you to think I’m prideful. Oh, the irony.
As I read through these amazing, thoughtful comments/questions and ponder how I’m going to respond, I find myself in a bit of a quandary. Because some of you seem genuinely worried for my poor children.
If I’m too humble, I think some of y’all are going to assume my kids are dumber (or at least know less than) the average schooled kiddo. That their brains aren’t going to develop and they’ll grow up knowing how to chop vegetables and wash dishes, and that’s about it.
On the other hand, if I start listing every single thing each of my girls has done/can do/learns in a typical day and give some “proof” of how pretty stinking smart they are, I’m going to look like a big, fat show-off.
I’ve started replying to several comments and then stopped. Because depending on what kind of mood I’m in, my almost-responses range from gentle and grace-filled to defensive and sarcastic. So, I decided to just simmer a bit and give this some thought.
Plus, our whole fam had the sweet opportunity this weekend (Friday afternoon to Sunday night) to hang out in West Virginia with some amazing friends (and 400+ women on Saturday) chatting about Cambodia and Honduras, selling Dancing Elephant goodies, and sharing our story. It was pretty awesome (and quite educational in an unschooling sort of way).
So, we’ll get to your questions (we have 25 whole days left, you know) and I’ll share some thoughts (and I have some beautiful people lined up to share theirs too), but for now I’m going to unpack, eat something healthy (I ate more cheese this weekend than I have all year), and get this e-book off to the publisher (and, by publisher, I mean my husband).
(Run-on sentence anyone?)
Question of the Day:
What’s one thing you or one of your kiddos learned this weekend (informally, not in a school setting)?