The joy of homeschool rabbit trails

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This is how it works, on a day like today:

1.  A few days ago I posted a link to Chumbawumba’s “Tubthumping”, which led to….

2.  Hearing on Facebook how much a friend loved the song, which led to…

3.  A joke about anarchism (in reference to Chumbawumba’s well-known political views), which led to…

4.  A mention of the song “Fight the Power”, which led to….

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Public Enemy

5.  An itch to hear “Fight the Power”, which led to…

6. Cheesy and Bee walking into the kitchen while I was watching the “Fight the Power” video on YouTube, which led to…

7.  Cheesy asking, “Is this a concert only for black people?”, which led to…

8.  An hour spent discussing and looking up information on racism, the Civil Rights movement, restaurant sit-ins, the March on Selma, Bull Connor, and school integration, which led to…

Ruby Bridges

9.  Adding “The Story of Ruby Bridges” to our morning reading time, which leads me to say….

10.  I love the freedom that homeschooling provides.

(For anyone who is wondering:  no, I didn’t let the girls watch the “Fight the Power” video.  But they saw enough to agree that Flava Flav looks “crazy”.)


About Sharon Autenrieth

Wife, mom to 5, homeschooler, Christian Education Director, idealist, malcontent, follower of Jesus.
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