I was out of town for the weekend, so Josh took over the homeschooling duties. I have written before about how Josh “taking over” parenting duties doesn’t make him a super dad, it just makes him a dad. We are both parents. The duties are 100% equally both of ours. If I go out at night, or even for days at a time for work, it’s not any different than if Josh goes out, or if Josh goes to work. So while I was gone, Josh conducted regular lessons. And he and Amelie also made jam with the strawberries that he grew: And kale chips with the kale that he grew: So basically, Josh is ready for his own mom blog now. Just kidding. See above. Meanwhile, Sera was riding the excursion train out of Donelson with a friend. Between the lessons, the cooking, and the train field trip, I’d say they had a pretty great unschool-y weekend. And I’d also say that dad is showing me up, just a wee bit. *If you are interested in making your own jam, it is an easy refrigerator jam recipe from the book, Put ‘Em Up, that I gave Josh for Christmas. The basic recipe is very easy:
- 8 cups of berries
- 2 cups of sugar
- 1/4 cup of lemon juice.
- Mix the berries and the sugar and let them soak overnight together in the fridge
- Boil the berries down with the lemon juice
Enjoy! I sure did:)