Just in case you were wondering: Our worldschooling adventure is still going very well, apart from a little hiccup back in Scotland when we had to clarify that even though mummy is not an official teacher, she is the boss when it comes to school work. There’s not always a choice of what you fancy doing and what not, certain things just have to be done. Once that was clarified, we were back on track and have enjoyed studying and teaching on the road. The task of schooling the girls while traveling also slows us down and gives our days a certain structure, which – we think – is a good thing and works very well for our family.
Besides the things that have to be done;-), the girls are keeping a travel diary. They write and draw about their adventures and collect little treasures along the way. Sometimes, it takes a bit of extra motivation to keep the journal up to date, but as soon as the girls start an entry, they get into it… and are so proud of the result every time they finish one.
Extract from Lilly’s diary
Extract from Sophie’s diary
We decided on having the diaries out of two main reasons:
- Traveling for a year means seeing many, many things and getting loads of inputs. The book should help the girls to process the tons of information thrown at them and turn them into clearer memories.
- The book will be a wonderful souvenir of our big adventure. A souvenir that the girls are creating for themselves. Almost four months into our trip, the journals already look amazing and I can’t wait for all the empty pages to be filled. They will be such a great keepsake for the girls and have become so precious to us that we protect them just as much as our passports and money.