Karen James to her son Ethan: I'm going to the store. Do you want anything special?
Ethan, after a pause: Yeah. Lettuce.
Ethan: Yeah, lettuce...and other good snack food like that.
It was the issue of food that provided the epiphany for me to "get"
what unschooling is about. When I realized that there are foods out
there that make me gag, and I wouldn't want to have to finish them (or
even put a bite in my mouth) the light dawned. Why do it to kids, if
there's something that I refuse to eat? —Heidi C.