Tuesday, January 05, 2010

What We're Into Lately

Just an overview of what we're all doing on our unschooling journey these days...

Asa: Just got her script for Annie. Gave up on putting pop-up stickies on the pages with her lines, cuz she's on every other page! Lots to memorize so she's working on it multiple times a day and starting to work on the songs as well. Her Santa gift this year was a skateboard and she's been taking that out to a flat cul-de-sac nearby to practice on. Making lots of earrings with the bead kit that Mackenzie gave her. Favorite TV show is Dirty Jobs, and is currently reading Black Beauty.

Mackenzie: Doing lots of computer programming. Custom-making arcade games and selling them to friends ($5 a pop, he'll make an arcade-style game to your specifications) He's always been an enterpreneur like his dad, sure doesn't get that from me! I'm charging him at cost for materials (CDs that he's burning on) so at least he's getting a sense of that side of business too! He's liking karate a lot right now. He and I are watching Frontline's From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians, a fascinating documentary on Jesus himself and "The Jesus Movement" (Christianity, before it became an organized religion). He just finished reading Fahrenheit 451 (the book he would memorize: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, mine would have to be Lord of the Rings) and is now reading some graphic novel series about famous and gruesome events (kidnapping of the Lindbergh baby, Lizzie Borden, etc)

Myself: Working on writing (a non-fiction book at this point), pursuing my black belt in karate (hopefully will test in June), just finished reading Lance Armstrong's It's Not About the Bike and am burning my way through Michael Crichton's Prey. I haven't read good techie fiction in awhile so that's fun.

Wayne: Working his day job, enjoying the fruits of his labors as our home gym takes off, and fighting me over the paperback copy of Prey. Can be heard laughing his head off when he watches re-runs of That 70's Show (honestly, I don't get the appeal, but hey we can have a few such discrepancies and still be married...)

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