Montage – Any combination of disparate elements that forms or is felt to form a unified whole, single image.
Two words that depict our family and our life. April, Scott, Princess (21), MeisterB (19), BMan (14), Capone (12), Daisy our deaf Boston terrier, Larry our cat and Marley our bearded dragon. We are nothing if not eclectic. We are all prone to pick and choose what works best with our unique personalities and our unique family. A “boxed set” approach has never worked with us. This is especially true in our homeschool. But, more than that, we are a montage. If you put all six of us in a crowded room, you’d never think we all belonged together. I know – all families have different personalities, but ours takes in a huge range of possibility – in a good way, of course.We have two talkers and four introverts. We have a writer, a mechanic, two programmers, a musician, and a martial artist. Two type A’s and four rather laid back souls. We all love technology. Three of us love to get out and explore, and three of us are total homebodies. Two like math and four of us could just as soon leave it. Five of us love to read. Two of us are fashionable, three prefer comfort over style, one prefers to blend in, and one has a style all his own. Not one of us can speak another language even after years and classes aimed at trying. Two of us like it spicy, one does but can’t, and three prefer it bland. Three of us love the country and three go for city life. You get the idea – a true montage.
A montage we may be, but we are first and foremost family.
Join me, April, as I blog about life in our little montage - homeschooling, raising teens, raising young adults, cooking, dieting, traveling and just living life.