Sunday, December 18, 2011

The Cabatics

The how, why and how long of our unschooling:

Xander and XuMei (pronounced Zoo May) have never gone to school. Chris wanted his children homeschooled. XuMei knew school at home wasn’t for her. It was at the first Life Is Good Conference we found unschooling. It was there that I found Sandra Dodd’s writings and the Always Learning Yahoo group. I’ve been reading it since Nov 2007. I also like to cook and hula hoop.

XuMei rides horses. She is on the Flower Power Drill Team. She hopes to get up close with elephants and giraffes someday.

Chris is an engineer, marimba musician, massage therapist and do-it-yourself guy.

Xander will blow your mind with his redstone creations in Minecraft. He wants to learn code.

We love to game! We recently learned Euchre. We play Little Big Planet, Assassin’s Creed, Call of Duty: Black Ops, Halo and more. Minecraft is our current favorite. We attended Minecon in Las Vegas in November. We got Notch’s autograph and met Simon and Lewis of Yogscast. If you’re interested, ask us, we’ll tell you all about it.

We also love to swim, do parkour, dance, hula hoop, boffer fight and walk our dog, Lola, who is coming with us to Albuquerque!


  1. I don't know if there is time or interest in teaching, but I'd LOVE to learn Euchre! --Joanna

  2. Here's what we'll have: LOTS of tables and chairs, and more hours off the schedule than on. :-) Bring cards if you want to. Keith likes games with partners and tricks and trumps; I don't have the mind for them myself.