Thursday, July 9, 2009


We have decided, officially, that we are an unschooling family.

You can google it if you have no idea what I'm talking about.

It's a little scary.'s terrifying...

But we feel like it's the best thing, and I refuse to put my family in a box when it comes to what's best for them.

So far, Jonah is THRIVING.

I don't think a whole lot has changed for Maeryn - but I think that's to be expected. There isn't a whole lot that can change when it comes to a 14 month old and parenting, at least for the way we do things around here.

We haven't done a whole lot in the way of getting out and doing things for the past week or so because our cat has been in the kitty hospital for kidney stones and it's sort of rocked everyone a little bit.

We were going to head to the beach today, but I took the kiddos to McDonalds for breakfast and Jonah got some egg or some dairy in his bagel and broke out in hives all over his face and his eyes were watering all over the place - I didn't even really notice until we were at Walmart picking up a few things and he said his eyes were itchy.

Out came the Benadryl and we rushed home.

We got some cool stuff at the store: Dora sneakers for Maeryn, a SUPER cool globe with a light inside so you can see the constellations in the night sky as well as the world as a whole. VERY neat Discovery Kids toy - forty bucks. I also got Jonah two new books.

He was hoping for one he could read himself, as was I, to be honest, so we got a Step 1 Step Into Reading book and it was ridiculous. Three syllable words, irregular spellings, GRRR. Step 1 - my kid should be able to read it. Get real, people. I also got him one about the Black Widow Spider. We did House Spiders for about 45 minutes yesterday and he is on a HUGE bug kick. Yesterday was 4 hours on butterflies. The kids is insane about science.

Anyway, all of this is basically unrelated to the rest of the blog, but who knows what this thing is going to become now that we're one of the most hippie families out there (according to Michael): outdoorsy, adverturous, vegetarian, unschooling people with kids who have food allergies.

It's a crazy life.

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