Another drive-by comment on work and education

I know I’ve probably talked about this topic too much already, but it won’t go away just yet.

Can you include your children in your work?

The way to do this is obvious for homemakers. Daughters do house work, cooking, caring for children, etc. in the home, right along side their mothers. For the farmer, this was also quite straight forward. Just read Laura Ingalls Wilder’s “Farmer Boy” to see this perfectly in action. Does anyone in their right mind propose that Almanzo would have learned more about life and manhood if he were carted away to school each day? That is exactly what we have done though, and even enforced it as law.

How can the natural way of raising (especially) sons to work be recovered for the office worker? I don’t know, but we need to try. We need to use our imaginations.