Monday, March 19, 2012

Orange You Glad

to be unschoolers?!

Today the girls and I had a lovely lunch on our front porch.  As we sat their munching our lunches and chatting I couldn't help but think of how grateful I am that we get to live this incredible life.  To get to enjoy a lovely lunch outside on such a gorgeous day (and the last day of winter, no less!) with my two amazing daughters is simply indescribable.  I thought back to my own childhood.  So many goregous days like this were spent inside at school.  So many gorgeous days where we would be dreaming of being outside instead of in. Where there would be many a request to many a teacher: "Please, can we have class outside?!"  Sometimes that request was honored. Somtimes it was not.  I thought back to my days as a teacher where I would find any excuse to get my students outside.  This was eventually thwarted as the MCAS and all that comes with high stakes testing took over and sadly dictated more and more of how our days were spent. As I continued to eat and take in the goings on of all around me- the girls playing and laughing.  A car passing by.  Birds singing, And a peace that comes with a neighboorhood mostly at work or at school- I realized how lucky these two little ones truly are.  The freedom and joy that comes with this lifestyle is just phenomenal.  I am so glad that we took the road less traveled.  For it truly has made all the difference!


  1. Agreed !!! and yes, Orange you glad we get to live this life !!! I am glad you had a fantastic day, we also enjoyed this magnificent day !!

  2. Such fun pictures. Funny you had these thoughts today, as I had the exact same ones while spending the day outside with Reece. We just finished up March Break in the school system up here in Canada, and the kids were back at school today, and I was thinking how sad that they are stuck inside, instead of enjoying the wonderful gift of today. We too had lunch on the front porch, can't believe we did that in the middle of March, but I like it!

  3. Such an amazing March! I love that we had such similar days all of us! When the weather is this nice I find that we eat every meal outside and spend the better part of our day there too! Can't wait to see what the rest of this spring has instore for all of us!