Family Values...

Trip Start Apr 06, 2009
Trip End Jun 30, 2009

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Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Well, we started our trip by bagging our first destination.  NYC will have to wait for another time.  We decided we wanted  a little more space in our leaving... and it turned out it rained all day so Ellis Island would have been miserable.  The extra day at home was a gift to ourselves.  Our first "homeschool" assignment actually went very well!!  Erik asked "Can we do this together?" and the kids all worked together very  harmoniously researching our route and learning about the weather where we will be.  We had a "working" lunch and arrived at our list of family values & had an honest, funny conversation about our obstacles to living these out:

treat others how you would like to be treated
be open & curious
listen & respond
respect personal space
encourage each other
go with the flow
create peace

my next task is to devise a highly motivational reward system...
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vdeise on

family values!
Love this list. I am so excited to follow your journey and I'm taking notes for a future Wilson family trip!

explorerjones on

Carrot or Stick
Just for the record, while emily is working in rewards, I will be working on the penalty system. What a couple! - RMJ

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