This is a lovely post about a day we shared with this family and some others yesterday in the park. Since we met up in the morning, I guess all the families could be loosely termed ‘unschooling families’ if a term had to be used because otherwise they’d be too busy doing ‘school at home’ to come.
The lovely blogger, Katie, was playing with the boys/maybe some of the girls and it was my son, Edward, who came up with the “…best line of the game ”Even civilized countries don’t torture prisoners.”" I’m a proud Mum! I think she was grateful too since she was the prisoner at the time I think! When I read the post this morning, I did have to explain to Edward the use of the word ‘even’ and that perhaps “even UNcivilized countries don’t torture prisoners” might have more accurately expressed his thought. He was too busy in the middle of an imaginary game, with his sister (yeah! Brother and sister playing amicably in our house is something not to be messed with!) that I didn’t want to spoil the moment with further debate.
I wanted to share Katie’s post because it so much reflects what so many ‘peaceful parenting’ parents feel, even the ones that send their kids to school. We are so hard on ourselves. We are so disappointed when we feel we ‘fail’ for even half an hour a day. She had lots of lovely, supportive comments on FB though so I was very pleased to see that. One of them included a link to another post which I will share separately. Thank you for sharing, Katie and thanks to all Mums who are trying to parent peacefully. I try hard every day. I will try harder. That’s all I can say.