I know why you are here. You clicked that obligatory “About Me” button not just to learn about my hobbies and my favorite food. You clicked to learn what makes me different-what makes me special. You are about to be very disappointed.
There’s not really anything out of the ordinary going on around here. We’re just a typical family-a mom and a dad, four kids. All boys. We are a middle class family living in Middle America right smack in the middle of the suburbs. We’ve got a house with three bedrooms and 2 ½ baths and two cars. You won’t be surprised to learn that one of them is a minivan. In a word, we are average. Average.
We do homeschool, which is a bit of an out of the box, unconventional move and yet our kids are not Rhodes scholars, they don’t play any instruments, and they only speak one language. Yep, it turns out the kids are average too.
- Take the kids to Little League practice (repeat three times)
- Clean the cheetos out from under the couch cushions.
- Stain treat and rewash the load of laundry that was washed with a ball of play-doh
- Finalize the plans to move the entire family into a camper trailer to travel the country.
Just a typical suburban mom to-do list, right? Except for that bit about leaving everything behind to follow our traveling dreams- at least that’s what people keep telling us. They say it’s out of the box. They say it’s the road less traveled. Sometimes they say it’s just plain crazy. They definitely don’t think it’s normal.
But it seems normal to us. In fact it seems like a perfectly logical next step in following our dreams to show our kids the world. Maybe it seems so normal because we didn’t just wake up one morning and decide to live a life less ordinary. It’s taken a thousand little baby steps to get to this point. We certainly didn’t start out as people who were willing to make such an unconventional move. We started out as parents who were afraid to take their kids to the grocery store. Really.
It turned out, though, that going to the grocery store with a bunch of little kids wasn’t as scary as we thought. Baby step. So, we tried the zoo, and that worked out okay too. Baby step. Then we got a little crazy and took a two year old with an inordinate desire to violently poke things to an art gallery. Scary Baby step! When we survived that little adventure, we decided to throw caution to the wind and take a road trip. Baby Step. That turned out okay, too, so we kicked it up a notch and started flying places with our kids. Baby step.
Now here we are-after those tiny little baby steps-ready to embark on our next adventure. And it is going to be an out of the box experience on the road less traveled. And maybe it’s even a little crazy, but it’s still just the next step and we’re still just an average family with average means daring to do something extraordinary.
We’d love for you to come along with us on the road less traveled, but more than that, we’d love for you start on your own journey down that untraveled road. No special skills required-just a willingness to take that first step.
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