I love that when your son was 3 he refused to go to school because they wouldn't let him wear his Superman costume! That's my kinda kid!! I have 2 bio boys (15 and 13) and a daughter from China (7). How fun that you live in Manhattan! My brother, sister in law and niece live in Jersey City and SIL works for MTV in Times Square. We live in Arizona and absolutely LOVE to visit. What a fun place to live. My daughter and I spent a week there in July and the humidity about killed me. I thought since I'm used to 110+ most of the summer, a little humidity wouldn't be a big deal. Haha. My daughter and I took the ferry from Hoboken to Manhattan on a Sunday and walked to the Build-A-Bear store so she could find a friend for her bear Alice, who is from Phoenix. So she now has Alice from Phoenix and Alice's best friend, Alicen, from Manhattan.
My kids have never been in school and when we started out, we were homeschoolers. We gradually moved toward unschooling and have been unschooling now for the past 3 years. I'm most active on the unschooling-dotcom site: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/unschooling-dotcom/?yguid=321209154
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