Looking for a little wisdom here from those that have BTDT!
We have always been unschooling since we realized it is what works best for our twin girls (now 5.5). We never made a decision to do it, but followed their lead and went with what worked and then found the term, definition, etc. We don't really DO unschooling, but instead just live life and it feels extremely natural, never forced, and we all embrace the lifestyle. In fact, the way I can tell when we're barking up the wrong tree is when it does feel forced.
So, with that all said, I am still human and worry about my children! lol
The girls were saying they wanted to play with more children and generally were showing signs of really enjoying socializing (finally!) lol. So we signed us up for a local homeschooling co-op group where we can attend "classes." There are other unschoolers there too (a few) and some classes are not very structured (like yoga, lego club, spring discovery, etc). The problem is, being "go with the flow" unschoolers, we can't ever seem to actually get to these things on time! Sometimes we just completely miss the window to get out the door and miss it. The children are good at getting ready and going somewhere when it's "natural" - like running errands with no time-line or deadline. But they can't seem to ever get it together for something with a start time. I've even tried getting them started getting ready an hour or so ahead of time and the result is still a mad rush of stress in the last 10 minutes! It drives me nuts.
So, I'm trying to figure out the disconnect here. They have no problem getting ready to go somewhere "on the fly" or when it seems natural to do so, but they can't get somewhere scheduled that they really do want to go to (they say they do and are excited and cry when we miss out), but then get distracted and need CONSTANT reminders to stay on track. ???? SO CONFUSED (and frustrated). I can't think very straight when I'm frustrated...hence why I am posting for thoughts/clarity!
The other thought I've had is that it feels forced to "go play at 3pm" and so that's the problem, but then I freak out b/c we'll be back to where we were before which is not really socializing at all. We go out and all the kids are in school so they only interact with adults and toddlers! They are truly craving kids their own age range to play with. *sigh