…if you have freedom in the morning to really get to know your new kitten and devote time to taking care of her properly…
…and you even have time for the ingenuity to make homemade toys for playing with her.
…if it doesn’t matter too much that your edible Parthenon seemed to succumb to the Turks as soon as you built it, because your “class” and your teacher already saw it and just can’t wait to eat it.
…if you get to enjoy to the fullest every last minute of a weekday 9 am - 5 pm Medieval Day Camp…
…because you don’t have to worry about bus and school schedules.
…if you can ENJOY the unexpectedly quick, cold turn of the weather, warmed up with cocoa and a good book.
…if your book club reads a real-life epic adventure like Canoeing with the Cree and then you actually get to go on a canoeing adventure of your own to get a taste of what it was like.
…if your book club reads the entire Little House Series and a “normal school day” includes dressing up for a pioneer cambric tea party…
…or experiencing what school was like in pioneer times in a historic one-room schoolhouse.
…if Emerson, Thoreau, and transcendentalism are discovered on a rock island in the middle of a pond on a gorgeous autumn day.