I originally planned on homeschooling 4 days a week since I work out of the home on Wednesdays. Due to life’s challenges I’ve complained about before, I didn’t have a babysitter today so I experimented with having the boys come into work with me. While it’s not something that I would want to do on a regular basis, it wasn’t as bad as I feared, specially for Shammy.
He got to see his mama in action and we got to talk about the office environment, the equipment and its function, what the office does, how they do it and why I do the work that I do. It evolved into it’s own lesson without me even trying. He also got some of that socialization that some people think that homeschoolers don’t get as he got to interact with an assortment of coworkers and clients in a wide range of ages. He then decided that he wanted to write a thank you note (he had gotten lots of practice with those after his birthday) and I was amazed at how much his penmanship improved from such an activity so I got to thinking that I can’t call today a no-school day.
I love the concept of unschooling but my personality dictates that I plan everything to the extreme detail so my mind is not compatible with unschooling full time but I can see how doing it one day a week would be fun and refreshing.
If all goes well the boys will have a new babysitter next Wednesday but the beauty of part time work is that I’ll still have a couple of hours in the afternoon to do some informal learning with Shammy before we have to go pick up Daddy at work.
Will we continue this every week? Only time will tell.