Just like “birds of a feather”, worldschoolers have a way of flocking together, even here in Mexico. It’s great when families can share a connection over travel without having to fear that our discussion is a threat or uninteresting to the listener.
Just yesterday, we enjoyed getting together with two other families, Everett and Karen (parents traveling with seven children) and Mark and Renee with their daughter (and the famous Archie, a Jack Russel). We all enjoyed a traditional American-Canadian barbecue complete with burgers, hot dogs and salad fixings.
As couples we enjoyed trading battle stories, border-crossing tips and the various adventures and misadventures of the traveling-with-children lifestyle.
Older and younger played Frisbee together. Little ones enjoyed the slide and swings. Our crawler enjoyed a well-manicured lawn (along with three dogs and a cat). Not an electronic gaming device or tablet was in sight. Anyone for age-diversified socialization?
Two hundred uninvited guests appeared which, in the course of an hour, were promptly slain by three children armed with fly-swatters practicing their marksmanship and addition.
Renee and I ran a five-meter dash from behind our timer-run cameras, documenting the event for the ages.
A big muchos gracias to our host Karen for spearheading this event. Best wishes and bon voyage, wherever the winds take your flock.
You can read Karen’s perspective here.
Who’d we miss? Let us know. We would love to connect with your traveling, worldschooling family.