Letters from my Kids: Catheryn

Pausing to listen to an airplane in the sky, stooping to watch a ladybug on a plant, sitting on a rock to watch the waves crash over the quayside – children have their own agendas and timescales. As they find out more about their world and their place in it, they work hard not to let adults hurry them. We need to hear their voices. ~Cathy Nutbrown

Hi, my name is Catheryn and I am 7 years old. I like horses and cats. My favorite color is pink. I have two brothers. I have 6 Care Bears. I have two pets named Remi and Wiggy and I want to be a waitress when I grow up. I like to go camping and play at the park.

Letters from my Kids: William

You are worried about seeing him spend his early years in doing nothing. What! Is it nothing to be happy? Nothing to skip, play, and run around all day long? Never in his life will he be so busy again. ~Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Emile, 1762

My name is William Harper and I like monkeys. My favorite color is orange. I have one brother and sister. I like homeschooling because you get to do plenty of projects. My favorite thing to do is to ride my bike. I’d like to be a jet fighter when I grow up. I am 9 years old and I like to explore.