We’ve been busy living life and enjoying our summer. The reality hit me today, while watching my kids run around in the sprinkler, that summer is ending for many kids in just a few short weeks. I’m so thankful, and feel so privileged to be able to continue living this life without school.
I wanted to update with some things we’ve been up to latley. If you want to see more follow me on Instagram.
I had my interview with Pam Laricchia, and we dived into my deschooling journey. It was so fun and I’m so glad I stepped out of my comfort zone to do it.
We’ve don’t lots of hiking and exploring this summer. My oldest has taken an interest in insects, and they a love animals, so we’ve been looking out for critters and creatures.
We’ve explored so many new (to us) trails.
Got inside a little cave.
And had to hike back in the rain one time. The kids laughed and pretended it was a in real life roblox game.
We’ve spent many days at home. One of my kids has really needed more home time this season. That has meant many days of YouTube videos discovering new channels, lots of roblox & minecraft, movie days, Sims 4, and Pokémon. Deviant art has been a favorite pass time for Neon.
All that time at home also means days of slime, homemade Playdoh, baking cookies, flipping pancakes, building legos, and paint.
It’s also meant finding creative ways to burn energy. I’ve been diving into tons of research on creating a sensory diet for my kids that need it. My 3 year old needs a lot of movement. Today we piled up blankets and pillows to cannonball off the couch 🤣.
We’ve done lots of running around our own back yard catching fireflies, a playing in the sprinkler, and hours of pretend play.
We adopted two kittens from the animal shelter. They have quickly become part of our family.
Our days out of the house have often been spent at the pool. The kids are learning how to swim. We usually go with friends so that adds an extra layer of fun.
We’ve had a few meetups with our local unschoolers group. I love watching the kids get lost in play with friends.
I think that covers most of what we’ve been doing. Summer isn’t nearly over here, and when it is, all that means for us is less crowded outings and cooler weather.