Anyway, I finally have something to say without a prompt so here goes: This blog is entitled "Nothing in Particular." In the beginning it was called that because I was just looking for a nice quiet place to keep track of what the children were learning and doing. It didn't need a fancy-schmancy title because it was for me to chronicle our unschooling journey for myself. But I wasn't terribly good at the chronicling thing because I'm a crappy scribe. And because I was too busy DOING unschooling to record unschooling.
|Doing nothing in particular|
Today we worked on a jigsaw puzzle for a little bit until we all three simultaneously realized that we had been sitting there staring at pieces for like 5 minutes and drooling. So we got up and did something else. Shan went to surf the net for new webcomics while Mindie and I watched a really lame horror movie and kept asking each other, "What the heck? Huh?" Then Mindie popped in some "My Little Pony" while Shan played Minecraft and I watched Deep Space Nine and conquered the galaxy in Master of Orion II. We got back together to make dinner. Then Mindie watched more "My Little Pony" and I tortured Shannen with Weird Al videos on YouTube and we talked about the pop culture that was being commented upon and parodied by the videos.
It was a "nothing in particular" sort of a day. Most days are like that now and we are all fine with it. Every once in a while Mindie still comes in to me and stands there, slack-jawed and drooling, waiting for something to dance. It's not boredom, it's a need to be around other people. I usually drop what I'm doing and do something with her for a while, but nothing in particular. Today when she needed to reconnect with the human race I chased her through the house for a while (why yes, I *am* three years old - thanks for asking), poked her with a giant poking finger on a stick a big, then led her away to do some kitchen science. It wasn't anything special, nothing in particular really; just fooling around with ice and salt and water of different temperatures. But it satisfied her needs and allowed her to re-energize for doing what she wanted to do with her day.
|Don't you want to smell this flower?|