Written by contributor Amida of Journey into Unschooling.
I’m going to let you in on a little secret.
Some days, we don’t do any school-related work at all.
These aren’t planned in advanced and they aren’t penciled in on the calendar. These days are brought on by my own inspirations and happen as spontaneous as those thunderstorms in the middle of summer. I can feel it creeping up on me, just not sure when it will hit.
Maybe I’ve been leafing through some really cool craft books, or surfing a little too late into the night, and something pops out at me that I just have to make. Then out comes the sewing machine, cutting board, and the kitchen table becomes sewing central.
I embrace these moments whenever possible because they are so fleeting, and are best if acted upon immediately. If I let inspiration sit, the moment tends to pass.
And the kids?
They’re left to their own devices to come up with some activity to occupy themselves with. They see mom completely immersed in an activity that she loves. Many times, they check on my progress and even give suggestions on what else I could be making while I’m at it (there’s an ongoing list that I can’t seem to cross out fast enough).
I love these moments. It’s a great chance for me to unwind for a bit and not worry about what needs to be done, but rather, what I want to do.
Even with the whirl of the sewing machine and bits of fabric flying everywhere, I find peace. We skip school for the day and it’s okay.
Because you know, some days, Moms just wanna have fun.
What do you do for fun?