Is there anything that you definitely want your children to know?
I want my children to have general knowledge of places around the world. I would like them to understand math. Our basic history would be nice. I want to introduce a wide variety of science things like nature and our earth. I want them to hear music. I want them to be able to read and write.
Then I ask myself why I want them to know these things. Reason number one is because I don't want them to sound not smart when we are around other people. I don't want someone saying something about North America and have my children look at them and have no idea what they are talking about. Reason number two is I still have that little worry that CAS will come knocking and my children won't have the basics.
I just want to make sure that I am covering everything. I don't believe in them learning things that they aren't interested in. But really, whatever I introduce they love and soak in. So what if I miss a bunch? Is there a list somewhere where I can check it off? lol I know, so not unschooling of me. But really. I would love a list to follow and then grab a bunch of fun books and read with them. They never show resistance so they are game for everything.
My 9yo daughter is constantly thinking up new ways to start businesses. She is always doing new things and creating new things. She will wake up at 7am and ask to do a Science experiment in the kitchen! My 8yo daughter is not like that. She is very calm and observes people. She loves to create art and she is the most loving child I have ever met. She doesn't have a whole lot of interests but I see her awesome qualities! My 6yo so loves to put things together and figure out how things work. Many questions that he asks amaze me. Today he asked why when juice sits out in the sun, why isn't it a liquid anymore? Why does it become sticky? Or how does water evaporate in the car with the windows up? Questions that constantly make me think! His wheels are always turning. My youngest three are a bit too young to understand them quite as much. I know their personalities but not who they are becoming yet. I am always thinking of ideas to do with them and to foster who they are. I guess I am wondering if you ever feel lost a bit. Like I need some kind of plan but don't know where to start to go along with our style of learning.
I just think they are so incredible and I don't want to ruin them. Does anyone else get that feeling?