Auckland, New Zealand
Little Routine We Wrote In Romania is now up on our wall:
looks serious huh?
don’t be fooled! We’re not ready for noticeboards telling us what to do
I wrote this before we went away:
Euripedes observed “Experience, travel – these are as education in themselves” and I wonder if his mates thought he was somewhat naive and a whole lot arrogant, not to mention possibly even ignorant. Certainly Aristophanes poked fun of him publically in his own plays, but who knows if this was due to educational beliefs? We’re off to discover whether or not Euripides was right.
And it’s so hard to explain to people that the kids’ education was in no way compromised by the fact that those under thirteen did absolutely no formal textbook learning for over a year. But then we don’t really learn like that at home either. We do learn though.
Tags: 2008/09, book, children, homecoming, learning, postcard: New Zealand