When we started out with our unschooling journey, we felt a little like knights in shining armor freeing ourselves from our own self-imposed shackles. Hence the name of the blog.

Friday, March 13, 2009


In the post below i mention the "H" word.. i meant healthy. It seems like RU brings up so many ghosts out of the closets that i feel so free sometimes and sometimes so clogged/blocked etc. One of the reasons we are RU'ing is that it allows each of us the freedom to follow our inner voice. To be able to listen to it is a luxury for most young children these days. Parents tend to believe they know what is best or the local school does or the next door mama does. No one seems to hear their own inner voices.

I am struggling with our choice of moving to India. Many needs are not met. At present i am unable to enjoy a quiet stroll around here! The endless traffic/lack of greenery/concrete-pollution-dust etc make it hard for Ravi primarily to enjoy even a simple walk outside. And Raghu is very sensitive to it too. Z and I are more resilient. However I too miss the collective largesse of the US government :-) The green parks, gardens, libraries for the taking, playgrounds galore, readily available avenues to meet numberous interests/hobbies etc.

And given the lack of easily available outside options here.... Raghu esp tends to sit at home and do tons of indoor things adn media related things. He states that he hates bicycling outside and hates the library (all things he loved in Singapore and earlier in NJ). He wants to move to Kamshet (you can chk out the labels). Not an option at present. So the child is simply dealing with his India-issues by staying home. Something that bothers me deeply. And Dh too. As we know how much Raghu enjoyed being outdoors during our recent trip to Abu Dhabi/Dubai. more soon... gotta run.


Sandra Dodd said...

If you do move back to the U.S., I hope you'll find a chance to come and visit me. New Mexico has LOTS more outdoors than New Jersey has! :-)

Hema A Bharadwaj said...

Thanks Sandra... I was hoping to do that soon as we get a trip planned back :-)

Ravi has been wanting to take me to Santa Fe for years. He worked there for a while before we met... and loved it. Also my fav artist worked there for many years... Georgia O'Keeffe. So i love the place thru her work.