Join our family of rabid unschoolers (frothing at the mouth) as we quit our day jobs, skip the country, and live, love and learn in the "real world"! Mom, Dad, two teens and a toddler traverse Thailand.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Flat Stanley does Thailand!

Our niece, Portia, sent us a Flat Stanley to take around Thailand to see the sites. Here are a few places he's been...

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Thursday, September 8, 2011

Hair dying continues...

Otto's brilliant purple hair has gotten plenty of attention here in Thailand, but it's starting to fade, and time for a new color. This time we're going for bright red. We found it at one of the numerous beauty supply stores that seems to be on every street in Phuket Town....and I think we paid around 30฿ for it (around a dollar!)

Since we're in one room studios and have none of our normal hair dying tools, bowls, brushes, etc...we had to improvise. Otto's awesome idea was mixing the dye in an empty water bottle and poking a hole in the top, to squirt the dye onto this Mohawk...

His idea worked great, and here he is in his hard-core glory, waiting for the dye to...well, dye.

It looked purple while waiting, but it washed out to a nice red/pink/plum. He also wants it to be here he sits with curlers...

And here's the finished product! Ready for plenty more attention on the streets of Patong Beach, Phuket, Thailand!

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Location:Phuket, Thailand

Sunday, August 28, 2011

First two weeks!

Things are finally getting settled and I can start blogging again. We are currently housed in two studio apartments about a 15 minute walk from the beach. Patong beach is like any other tourist beach--sticky with bars and souvenir stands and taxis hassling you every 3rd step. Apparently, if you are white and here, you shouldn't be walking. Sorry to disappoint, I walk everywhere!

Behind our apartment.

Otto and Miranda are getting way more than their fair share of attention. The massage girls at every massage parlor we walk by hoot at him and point to his purple hair. Everyone wants to take their picture with Miranda-luckily she isn't shy. Lots of hugs and kisses for her. The rest of us just get offered taxi rides ;).

The beach is really freakin' awesome! WARM, clear water. Delicious!!

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Location:Patong Beach, Phuket, Thailand

Monday, August 15, 2011


Lauren and I are hanging out here in the Taipei airport...almost to Bangkok!

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Location:Strangely enough....Taipei!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Tickets bought! Class reserved!

Two important things on our to do list Checked Off!

Otto and his friend Silas flew to Las Vegas last weekend. Otto is now not afraid of airports. Another important hurdle jumped.

Craigslisting still needs to applications go out unit is acquired...

Omg, people, this is really going to happen!

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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Quote of the Day

"If we treated another adult the way we commonly treat our children, we would be subject to criminal and/or civil action. Imposing one's will on another person is considered a crime in our society. Yet with children, it is actively encouraged. The only conclusion is that children are not seen as persons." - James Kimmel, PhD

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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Quote of the Day

"An adolescent does not rebel against his parents. He rebels against their power. If parents would rely less on power and more on non-power methods to influence their children from infancy on, there would be little for children to rebel against when they become adolescents... parents inevitably run out of power, and sooner than they think." - Thomas Gordon

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