So true! (Did I post this before?? Maybe...) Really, what it means is that in homeschooling we have the freedom to chase down all kinds of rabbit holes and discover all kinds of things. What a pleasure.
Q: How does a homeschooler change a light bulb?
A: First, mom checks out three books on electricity out of the library, then
the kids make models of light bulbs, read a biography of Thomas Edison and
do a skit based on his life.
Next, everyone studies the history of lighting methods, wrapping up with
dipping their own candles.
Next, everyone takes a trip to the store where they compare types of bulbs
as well as prices and figure out how much change they'll get if they buy two
bulbs for $1.99 and pay with a five dollar bill.
On the way home, a discussion develops over the history of money and also
Abraham Lincoln, as his picture is on the five dollar bill.
Finally, after building a homemade ladder out of branches dragged from the
woods, the light bulb is installed.
And there is light.