This blog started as letters to my daughter to chronicle our family's hands-on journey to reduce our ecological impact. Through conversations, compost, fabric, and small baby steps, these letters reflect our evolution into something more healthy, local, aware, and community-centered.
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Arriving early is new to us. As homeschoolers we've had more leisurely schedules for the majority of the week. Now that we are waking early for public school all week, we are all accustomed to rising in the dark and getting started on the day. Instead of strolling in on time or late for activities, we are discovering the thrill of arriving early to socialize, meet new people, catch up with old friends, to sit, to rest, to laugh, to play together. I do look forward to a time in my life when I will get enough sleep, when I can sleep in until I'm fully rested. (A part of me thinks it may be complete fantasy to believe I'll ever be fully rested again, yet it is a creation that brings me comfort.) Until then, this time we have is such a gift. I treasure these new experiences with my children.