I don't do a lot of mentioning of our learnings.
There are a couple of reasons for that--one is that I just don't have the time !! to mention every little cool conversation and inquiry that happens every day, and the other is that for the most part I feel that how my children process and what they think about things is not very much my business.
Living this way certainly allows for the odd irritating thing to happen - such as Little Son showing off his cussin' abilities to our friend who spent two days with us ("What's up with the cursin', Son? Xav isn't impressed with it." "Yes I am!" :/ lol. -- but really that only lasted a very short while, thankfully....) but usually what they study -Trev was researching Disney villains, and this commentator was the cussin' teacher- or are interested in is not something that I feel is mine to dictate.
There are exceptions, naturally... I don't want hatred or maleficence or anything that supports or promotes them around my family or in our environment, but these are things my children know well, and aren't much interested in anyway, so it isn't an issue. Excepting rants of cussin' commentators, of course. :)
is mine is that I get to listen to (and smile over) their questions... we spend loads and loads of time together....we visit cool places... we venture out into the world and question things and suppose things and imagine things.. we look stuff up when we get back home, we talk freely about what's in our heads and our hearts, and I try my best to keep an abundance of interesting things flowing around us.
So we often just pack up our adventure pack, and set off into the world.
Eric had to open the restaurant with brunch... which meant we were absolutely inviting ourselves to breakfast.
I had the notion that all but a couple of our hiking trails are under feet of snow or else a sogging mess, but that the canyon directly north and above our valley might be alright....
so I made a batch of our chewy granola bars, and we grabbed water, and set out for the day.
Since we were already in town (and this is how many of our adventures go) we were also heading to the aviary, which is inside one of our very favorite parks.
The children were thrilled that the ninety-year old ferris wheel was moving!
Oh-- it was Earth Jam!
I guess some people question how we can know if there's learning and growing in a child if we don't sit them down and test them or continually record their progress.
you can't help but see it,
for it's there--
in the Everything.