Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Links and Things

I have a couple of long and boring posts kicking around in my head, but they aren't quite ready to come out yet, so I'll gather up some links and things. I don't usually do link posts, but I can't figure out what else to do with a couple of tabs that have taken up permanent residence on Firefox.

Germ report: DOB is just about all better. The kids are mostly better. Now I am sick. And I am really tired of sickness treatments. But I'm taking oregano oil AND turmeric milk AND ginger tea this morning, because I am even more tired of being sick. We had a fun visit from a very brave friend last week, too, and even went to the zoo and coughed at the monkeys. We have continued with school by using Librivox, which is why the internet is awesome.

Project-Based Homeschooling is doing a series on finding meaningful work as an adult and I especially liked this post on learning to use the time you have. I probably should not be reading about following your interests, though, as my main problem always seems to be having so many interests that I work myself to the point of exhaustion.

Yesterday I was lying on the couch being sick when I heard a banging outside the house. I ignored it. Then there was more banging. I got up to investigate and saw a police officer in the front door and several law enforcement vehicles parked in the driveway across the street. I went out.

"Is Gary there?" he asked.

"I don't know a Gary," I said. (On further reflection, I realized this was obviously not true. I have a cousin named Gary. However, I haven't seen him since last Fourth of July.)

"Who is in the house?" he asked.

"Just my four kids," I said. This, also, was not true, because they had all come out to stand on the porch.

"What is the house number here?" he asked. I told him, and this one I got right.

"Where is ####?" he asked. I said I didn't know. He seemed satisfied and the other police officer who was out watching the back of the house came and they went in search of the other house number, I presume.

Later that day I went for a walk and found the house in question, so that next time I will know.

If I were to sum up why we homeschool, this would come pretty close. I am not a doctrinaire homeschooler; if I thought my children could go to school and spend their time reading real books and talking about them, I would probably send them. But I see very little evidence that this might happen.


Diary of an Autodidact said...

That article is spot-on.

Lori said...

thanks, queen! :)