First Day of School
Oh, not for us but for our school district. Hundreds of thousands of children are marching off to their first day, with new backpacks and new clothes; pencil boxes and special erasers. May all their school days be as exciting as their first day.
Us? We woke up kinda late today. Not on purpose; we really couldn’t help it. Around 3am a fantastical storm brewed and the lightening and thunder woke us all – and kept us awake with rapt attention for about two hours. It was spectacular! I must admit I have a mild love affair with storms, and am entranced by the electrifying flickers across the sky, followed by the window rattling booms.
Dad went and ran through the giant puddle lake that collected at the end of the cul-du-sac. Yeah. Smart, huh? Stand in a pool of water in a lightening storm with over 100 bolts an hour shocking the sky, trying to find their way toward earth!
See what that gets ya.
We caught some video of the splendor (and I managed to get some awesome stills from it!) and then lay upside-down on the bed to stare out the open window. I fought fatigue long enough to see some of the best shots I’ve ever seen and fell in love with the rain all over again.
Z wondered aloud if his friend down the street was watching the lightening. I reminded him he had school today and that he probably was missing out since he had to get up early.
But the best part of the night?
As the three of us lay cuddled under the blankets at the foot of the bed, Z whispered, “I really like laying here and watching the lightening together. We should do this every time.”
It was beautiful and comfortable to all lie there together. Thank G-d we have the freedom to do things like this without the worry of “getting enough sleep” for school the next day.
That G-d for the myriad of opportunities that just plop into the lap of an unschooling family. How is it possible not to learn in a world as interesting as this?
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