I know, I know. Neither am I.
That's why I wrote a chapter for a book about Catholic unschooling. Because I'm a walking set of contradictions. The Planning Unschooler. The Unschooler Who Plans.
As Whitman said, "Do I contradict myself? Very well, then, I contradict myself; (I am large -- I contain multitudes.)"
The largeness could have something to do with extended amounts of chocolate in my life, but let's not go there right now. We're talking about school, right? Or about the absence of school. Actually, what we're really talking about is an education: what that is, what it means, how one acquires such a thing.
But before I say anything more about that, let me say a few things about the book that Suzie Andres recently put together on Catholic unschooling. (A Little Way of Homeschooling is actually Suzie's second book and is a great follow-up to her Homeschooling With Gentleness.)
First, I want to point you to CatholicMom.com and Lisa Hendey's recent interview with Suzie. If you want to get a feel for what Suzie is all about, and find out more about why the book is focused on a "little way", Lisa's interview is the place to go.
Second, for some lovely reviews, which have delighted me to no end, visit the book's Amazon page.
Third, for a couple of other lovely reviews, visit Sue Elvis at Stories of an Unschooling Family, and Annaberri at Read the Other Day.
Fourth, for a chance to win a copy of the book, visit Homeschool Faith and Family Life for details on a contest they're running.
And now that I have spent so much time gathering links for this post, I'm out of my computer allotment for the afternoon. Ramona is waiting for me, and brownies are waiting to be made by the two of us (I told you there's a lot of chocolate in my life.) The crux of this post ("an education: what that is, what it means, how one acquires such a thing") will have to wait for another post.
In the meantime, go win a book!