Today I’m tired.
“Have you got anything you really need to do?” asks my daughter Imogen.
“I haven’t yet recorded my podcast,” I reply. “I should do that today.”
“Well, you do that first, and then you must rest. We’ll look after you.”
I’m very fortunate. When I’m tired, I have older children who are prepared to look after me. But it wasn’t always this way. I can remember when a tired day was also a very difficult day.
In this week’s podcast, episode 71, I talk about tired and difficult days.
- Do we plough on when we are overtired, trying to do all we normally do? Should we slow down? Ask for help? How do our tired days affect our children? And how does our attitude affect how we feel about being tired?
- Also, I ponder the many different definitions of the word ‘unschooling’ and ‘radical unschooling’. Are any of them an adequate description of unschooling? What ingredient do I feel is essential for unschooling? Should it be included in any definition, especially when we’re talking about radical unschooling?
- I share some thoughts about chores
- I revisit podcast 70, clarifying a point my daughter Sophie and I talked about last week. Is it ever okay to talk about our concerns about our children? What conditions do we feel are necessary if we do this?
- I share my latest projects: my newsletter and my first it’s-not-a-periscope. What is an it’s-not-a-periscope? I explain in this podcast or you could hop over to my Youtube channel to find out!
- Lastly, I talk about the positive aspects of being tired. Yes, there are some!
Images: Having fun with my new wide angle lens as I share a glimpse of our home. If you’d like a tour, please watch my video, It’s Not a Periscope: Introduction!
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