daily i’m reminded that my unschooling family doesn’t look like the ones on instagram, or any of the other blogs. lately it looks like two tweens jostling each other in hallways, complaining about each other’s bathroom use, and STILL asking me for snacks. i’m going to wallow a bit, if you’ll excuse me.
sitting in this space, i realize i have some work to do around control. judging my kids harshly on their choice to use the screen time available to them isn’t helping them feel good about flexing their personal freedom OR making our time together very enjoyable. yet i do have needs, + i’ve been belittling those too.
For example, if I want to get the kids walking every day, I’d add an element – like searching for new spruce tips.