There are no more stories to read aloud, and no real activities to speak of. Games, movies and collaborative household projects are still sometimes part of the mix, but overall it looks very different these days.
Thankfully there are still deep discussions and adventures, and there is still the dreaming and scheming that has always been the heart of it all.
But, what was once our Happy Little Homeschool is now more of a Home Base Camp / Center for Life Learning.
My role may still be as facilitator, but the lessons are different. There's still all the life skills stuff~ lots of time making food and making a home.
And there are plenty of talks about things like money and life choices.
But with teenagers, some of these talks feel a bit like this:
And while I truly believe in the importance of these discussions, they really aren't that fun and at times I can't help but wonder when I became the dad from "That 70's Show"?
Disclaimer~ I would actually only say someone was "being" a dumbarse, rather than that they actually "were" one.
Small detail, but I think it makes a big difference.
Anyhoo, I'm not always as hard as Red Foreman. Occasionally I have a bit of Kitty in me too.
But, even if it's not as easy and light as the days of glitter glue and raising tadpoles, these days have their own goodness as well.
And really, what else is there to do but try to bloom in the season you're in?
So, I'll try not to get too heavy and just enjoy helping some amazing young people stretch their wings and get ready to fly in the world.
Who is Zesty Mom?
I'm an Artist, Writer, Funschooling Facilitator, Empowered Living Advocate, Wanna-be Organic Gardening Foodie, Travel Loving Life Explorer, Former Goat Herding Chicken Lady, and Full Time Mamacita Extraordinaire to a Couple of Cage Free Kids.
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