Written by Kara Anderson
The first time I tried to read Robin Hood to my kids, they were 1 and 4.
A relative had given us a set of beautiful, bound classics from the 50s – books her own children read, and I was determined to share them all with my kids.
Of course, I thought, I should definitely start as soon as possible. And so we began with Robin Hood one early September.
We (well, I) were very into Waldorf Education then, and so I decided to incorporate Robin Hood right after Circle Time – right after we blew out our Circle Time Candle, which I always placed on the floor, because I saw someone do that once.
So to recap, I was preparing to read a one-pound, 1950s-era version of Robin Hood to my two children – one a baby, still fitfully nursing in my lap, and the other a precocious boy who just really wanted to climb the furniture.
And I had a lit candle, on my rug.
Just to recap.
Looking back, I had fallen into a familiar trap, that of wanting to Make Homeschool Real with my tiny people.