At the moment, it’s the school holidays here in Australia. My school teacher husband, Andy, is home from work for a couple of weeks.
Life around here changes a bit when Andy’s at home. We tend to do different things at different times. And because of that, I wondered if I’d get around to recording my usual weekly podcasts.
Just to be sure I’d have something to publish, I decided to record a couple of episodes ahead of time, leaving the holidays free to do other things. So a week or so ago, I recorded two ‘holiday specials’. These are family story episodes.
In Episode 67, I tell some (hopefully) funny stories.
Locked Out, Locked In and Lies
We no longer have babies, toddlers and older-little children in our family. My youngest child, Gemma-Rose, is 12. And so life is usually calm and predictable and, to some extent, organised. But a few years ago, life was very different. Locked Out, Locked In and Lies is a story about a time when I had four young children including a curious 7-year-old son. One day, he got his arm stuck in a post box. What would you do if your child did that? What did I do?
Andy Elvis Presley
Andy Elvis Presley is a story about my husband who has a great sense of humour. He hired a costume and dressed up as Elvis. He sang Blue Suede Shoes at a school concert. Was he a success? Is he a superstar?
There’s a Dead Body Near Our Running Track
You might know my girls and I love running along the bush tracks close to home. But did you hear about the dead body? Oh my, there was a terrible smell in our beautiful bush! What would you do if you suspected a murder had been committed? What did we do?
A Doctor’s Waiting Room Education
When Gemma-Rose was 7 years old we spent an hour in a doctor’s waiting room watching The Morning Show. We got an unexpected education. So did the other people in the room. Gemma-Rose told me exactly what she thought very loudly so everyone could hear. Has that every happened to you? What did I do?
I hope you’ll listen to my stories to find out the answers to all those questions!
And if you like stories…
My children’s novel The Angels of Abbey Creek can be found on Amazon as a paperback or a Kindle ebook.
Images: Sophie and Nora are walking through our beautiful Australian bush. This is where we run. It’s where we noticed a terrible smell. We suspected it was a dead body…
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Please feel welcome to comment on this week’s podcast. Have you got any funny stories to tell? Perhaps you’d just like to stop by and say hello.And if you’d like to share my link, please do! Let’s spread the word about unschooling!
Something New: Before I record a podcast, I write some planning notes. Would you like to download a cleaned up and improved version of these notes? I’m including the download links for these notes in my Stories of an Unschooling Family newsletters. So far, I’ve only released the notes for ep 66, but I hope to keep adding to the podcast notes list.
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