Zooming Kids


Just look at that smile on her face!  I wasn’t into the idea of my youngest on her own motorbike, but after a long safety lesson and careful practice with her dad, she got ‘1st gear only motorbike certified.’   I think it’s so funny that Isaac always certifies the kids in their activities.  Like swimming.  The boys had to get dock certified to play at the lake we love to go to without us on the dock.  This meant that they had to swim around the dock without help before we would let them play on the dock without one of us right there.  Also, knife training.  They got trainer knives which they had to check in with us and use only with supervision and proper training until they were certified knife carriers.  They are all certified in salad making, dressing making, bread making and other kitchen duties.

They’ve been trained up in lots of fun activities, but also in their chores.  It is best to really follow through with what they are doing and be very specific about your expectations, knowing they will be inspected afterwards.  I have found that the kids do well what is INSPECTED, not necessarily EXPECTED!  After a while, they are trained up and can usually do a good job on their own.


Wow!  My sweet girl is already zooming around our property on a little motor bike.  She had so much fun and loved it so much.  She did this for a long time while I was working in our garden, which produced lots of yummy greens for some great dinners and lunches!

Kaleb also zoomed, but he ZOOMED fast.  He loves some speedyness in his day!



About carishumaker

We are trying to live The Good Life with our 3 kids out in the woods. We strive to be as self reliant as possible, with a great amount of leisure time to Live The Good Life as best as we can. We work hard so we can play hard and want to teach our kids to love life and love people and love learning. This is our journey.
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