Life at the Hickman's

This place was created to document our family's journey as Unschoolers, as people, as a family.

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Location: Davis, California, United States

I am a native Californian living in the Sacramento Valley. I run a small garden service between mothering my three teens and caretaking my mom.

Sunday, February 19, 2006

Everyday Easter Eggs

Last night I was tired. It was 11 pm. I was enjoying the Olympics. My 6 year old needed to make Easter Eggs. She needs to make these often throughout the year. I kept saying, "Yes Tessa, tomorrow we'll make Easter eggs." Tessa instead went into the cabinet found a bowl, added water, eggs and put it on the stove, then called me in to show me and ask for help with cooking. The bowl she picked was plastic, because I was tired, the dishes were still in the sink, the pots and pans dirty from the day. Tessa didn't mind, she found something that would work in her mind, a big plastic mixing bowl was perfectly placed on the stove with eggs and water ready to go. I got a big warm feeling inside, seeing my girl follow her dreams, no matter how tired the support team is. I did help her make eggs after all. I showed her the metal pans, we talked about plastics and heat. She convinced me cooking eggs was important to her. I did ask she wait until tomorrow to bring out the dyes, but she painted them instead, ate them and had another happy Easter Egg experience, Feb. 19, 2006.

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Welcome to the Life at the Hickman's Blog.

Today, like most weekdays, Tim and Ashley wake and leave the home, he to work, she to 6th grade. The rest of the morning I spend reading email, showering, waiting for my other 2 children to slowly wake and start our day, home as unschoolers.