It seems as though over the past few weeks my Facebook feed has been full of back to school photos. As a homeschooling mama I can't help but wonder if I should take a photo as well. A "not back to school" photo perhaps?
You see, I realize there are many out there that think we really don't 'do' much school at all. We certainly don't fit into their picture of a homeschooling family. Thought I'm not sure that is really a bad thing. Truthfully we don't fit neatly inside any one type of schooling at all. I suppose I would call us Waldorf-inspired unschoolers, if I had to pick a classification. Maybe that is why I don't feel the need to take a back to school photo, I don't feel as though we've ever really left learning behind so for us it is just another day.
I will consider this our unofficial back to school post. The upcoming change of seasons is a great place to mark a new beginning and what could be better to celebrate with than new supplies? School supply shopping was my favorite part of back to school when I was growing up. I still love shopping for new pens and office supplies even as an adult. We are fairly well stocked with art and craft supplies but we can always use a new journal to start out the new season. Truly, what is better than a new pen and a crisp empty notebook just waiting to be filled? I can't wait to see what these journals will hold at the end of the year.