25 July 2011
unschool monday :: sick days
One of my favourite things about unschooling is how it fits in so well with my family's rhythms. There's nothing that we really have to get done, aside from the general running of the household and following the owlets' interests. There's no set curriculum to stick to. So if we miss a day, there's nothing to catch up on.
We can call a pyjama day, cancel a playdate if we need, and wrap ourselves in cotton wool. Slow down. Make a bowl of soup and devour it. Then have a bath and fall asleep on the couch...
Then when we're feeling fully recovered, we can stay up late working on something particularly interesting. And spend the weekend adventuring. Of course, we know that even on a sick day at home, learning happens all the time, so we're not missing anything at all. Incidentally, did you know yesterday was Learn Nothing Day? Ever tried it? I'm pretty sure we wouldn't even last an hour :)