On my last day in Portland, since the convention was over, I spent the day wandering around the city, photographing bridges and the like. I’d never walked across the Broadway Bridge before, so that’s where I headed first.
He loves trains almost as much as he loves sharks. This morning he was all about building DUPLO railroads.
She loves writing, and spends quite a bit of time every day working on her story. I’m not sure what it’ll be like when she’s finished, but I’m excited to read it!
There are a lot of shark documentaries available these days, but this one is his favorite at the moment.
We spent in the morning up in the mountains walking around a lake. It was nice to get up high where the air was cooler.
She loves looking through portholes on playground structures. This time we were at a playground that we’d never visited before, and you can tell from the expression on her face that she loved it!
He spend a lot of time building. Nine times out of ten, what he’s working on is a new supervillain, complete with a fictional biography and list of powers and abilities. This boy loves building super villains, but even more than that he loves making up stories about them.
Picking up where I left off last week, I spent Sunday in Portland before flying home that night and had a great time wandering around the city one last time. The next day it was more or less business as usual! Which means that we built things, wrote, hiked, played, and learned about sharks!
Her hair is a bit messy, and she’s still in the dress she wore to church, but books are far more importwnt than any of that!
They just keep finding more and more of these little guys.
This is their preferred method of swinging, and they’re really good ar it.
This bridge is new to me, since it was built since the last time I was in Portland. It’s also really cool.
To kick off Home Dad Con, some of us went on a photo walk across the Burnside Bridge.
Early the next morning, before official convention activities began, it was time for a trip to Stumptown for some amazing coffee.
I went by Cup amd Bar a couple of times, and this time I ordered their drinking chocolate, which is served alongside whipped cream and sparkling water to offset the incredible richness of the chocolate itself. It was really, really delicious.
I had an amazing, but exhausting week. It started normal enough, but early Wednesday morning I headed off to Portland for Home Dad Con, an amazing yearly gathering of At-Home Dads. The convention itself was wonderful. I made some great new friends, learned a lot about how to improve in my work as a father,…
One of the best aspects of Unschooling, and indeed almost any type of Homeschooling, is the freedom to explore amazing places when they’re not particularly crowded. Zoos, museums, park playgrounds, etc. are often terrible busy during the summer and weekends, but the opportunity to explore them on weekdays during the school year results in…
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Today was a typical day for our Unschoolers. Today we woke up without any plans, except to live our lives. No school-time, no work, no schedules or appointments. After a leisurely breakfast, the kids dispersed to their own pursuits. A couple of them headed into another room to work on building some LEGO contraptions and vehicles.
Most people seem to have favorite colors. And for some reason a lot of people have strong ideas about what constitutes an acceptable favorite color for a boy or a girl. G doesn’t hold with much of that. His favorite color is pink.