Thursday, June 14, 2007

Is it time to stop learning?

I only ask because it's summer.

The answer, is, OF COURSE NOT! But some of us are sort of trained, after twelve years, to think that when summer comes, it's time to turn off our brains.

People will occasionally ask if we're "done with school" for the year, to which I often reply, tongue firmly planted in cheek, that we're either never in school, or we always are. The truth is that we're not after "schooling" so much as "education" and "learning," and those two things are happening all the time, not confined to certain special days, or hours, or seasons.

Okay, okay, I will admit to there perhaps being few less worksheets floating around here in summer time, and I'm less likely to go into "paperwork panic mode" during the summer. I blame it on my own twelve years of indoctrination schooling.

We've been busy, busy, busy, and have lots of projects going on - The "Flats" have headed to North Carolina with my folks to visit aunties, uncles, and cousins. Zorro has been fascinated by insects, and has a colony of potato bugs under investigation. Both the kids have been having a ball playing in the dirt and helping their grandparents with the gardening.

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