It’s Getting Better

“Q & A”

We were at a party yesterday, and we got the usual questions — loving, sincere questions from one of my daughter’s aunts — about “school.”

Aunt: What grade are you in?
Daughter: Tenth, I think.
Aunt: (to me) Do you teach her?
Me: No, she teaches herself.
Aunt: Oh . . . how does she learn Chemistry?
Me: She doesn’t. She can do that if she wants to or needs to for college, if she wants to go.
Aunt: (to daughter): Do you have a schedule? What do you do in the morning?
Daughter: I don’t do anything in the morning.

— brief discussion of “morning people” vs. “night people” —

And that was it. The more you do this unschooling thing, the more you believe it and live it, the better things get. (smile)

Note: For what it’s worth, I got all A’s and B’s in Chemistry in my junior year of high school, got a B on the Chemistry Advanced Placement test a year later, and now remember next to nothing about Chemistry.

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6 Responses so far »

  1. 1

    Karen said,

    This is one thing about September that I really hate… it doesn’t seem to bug the kids much, but I am really noticing the quizzical, but friendly, greetings that turn to worried frowns at the hair stylist’s, the museum, the YMCA. Come on people, we are not weirdo circus exhibits!

    (Sorry, guess I needed to vent there… ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. 3

    Shirley said,

    I was needing a little hug of affirmation…thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. 5

    Colleen said,

    Isn’t it great when you don’t worry about that stuff anymore? ๐Ÿ™‚ I don’t remember anything I learned in chemistry either. I do, however, have a very cool periodic table of elements shower curtain that I look at every time I bathe now that I’m free to think of chemistry as something as something wonderful instead of something someone is forcing me to learn.


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