A non-sequiteur from the cranky trenches, because I have a feeling someone out there today really needs to hear this, and I needed a reminder. This was when someone was explaining to me that I HAD to make Cinder go to kindergarten so he wouldn’t be miserable in grade one, and if I had been a thoughtful and considerate parent, I would have made him go to preschool, so he would be less miserable / more used to the idea of going to kindergarten.
I was very tired and cranky that day, and I said, “Well, by that logic, as we will all die eventually, we should practice lying in a coffin everyday from the day we are born.”
Then I got a visual of babies in cribs and seniors in restraints in nursing homes and adults sleepwalking through life…
Are you living your life practicing for death? I sure as hell am not.
Based on notes from Unschooling Canada post, September 22, 2007