Have you ever watched Stephen Colbert, The ColbertReport? Now there is a guy withsome nerve! During the intro tohis show there are words that pop up on the screen around him. Words likeauthoritative, honorable, strong, bold, all-beef and uptrodden. Uptrodden? I looked it up – uptroddenis not a word. Here is another one– Häagen-Dazs. I bet you thought that was somethingfancy. Nope, just a made up wordthat sells ice cream. I don’t knowwhy it has taken me 38 years to realize that people really do just make upstuff. You make it up and thenmake it happen!
And so I am taking this opportunity to coin my ownterm. Parkschooling. If all goes as planned our oldest daughter will go through 2nd,3rd and 4th grades and our little guy will go throughkindergarten, 1st and 2nd grades while we are on theroad. We hope to stay primarily inNational Parks, and so our kids will be parkschooled! Doesn’t that sound fantastic!