Tuesday, September 2, 2008


A Family Runs Through It
Phil, over at A Family Runs Through It, writes about parenting, homeschooling, and life in North Idaho. A typical non-Idahoan (Idahohan?) might not know what's so special about the Northern area of Idaho. I can only guess.

Maybe it's so far out there, that the ills of society are easier to ignore and overcome?

This could be the reason his writing, even the smallest, seemingly insignificant sentence, can mean so much. Like,
Why buy expensive water toys when the kids are perfectly content rolling around on a log they find on the beach?
Today was my first day of homeschooling BOTH of my kids.

Neither of them was enthusiastic about school starting again. They've enjoyed a carefree summer with nothing on the schedule beyond playtime and daydreaming. Just like most kids, they wanted an endless summer.
And isn't it great to find a father who pushes his kids to daydream?

(Oh, and he has a lot of guest posts from many blogging parents, which adds a variety of voices to the blog and makes it much more of a community blog. A great find).

A Family Runs Through It


  1. You are a cool dad!

  2. Good read...
    For a moment i returned to my chilhood days...
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  3. Is time getting shorter? It certainly seems so the older I get. The summer always used to last forever.



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