School in Our Jammies is the story about how our family home educated four children, from birth through high school. It is also a story about hating math and bad grammar, playing soccer and the saxophone, and hiding in the bushes when the school bus drove by.
I suppose you could call it a “memoir”. While we didn’t sail the Pacific in our yacht (we don’t own a yacht) or bicycle across the US, we did have a pretty unique life, right here in our little suburban homestead. Our kids never bought a school lunch, showered in a locker room, sat through a school assembly or hid a report card from their parents. They slept in past 8 a.m. on most mornings and often read their history books on the floor in front of the woodstove –one arm draped over a golden retriever — often in their pajamas.
This phase of our life is over, and I do miss it. With the almost-empty nest comes plenty of time for reflection and evaluation…and time to write it all down like I’ve been meaning to do for the last 22 years. Here goes; look for School in Our Jammies in print one of these days!
Well, that I don’t know. But, I’m working on it, so stay tuned.