This was a lesson to me, in the past I would sort of force Jishnu to eat the veggies, not because they were good for him or would make him stronger, but because he should not say no to anything. How futile this is. I do want him to say no to certain things and I will have to use example to guide him. One of the main ideas of unschooling is to treat the child as you would any other individual. This first week has been nerve racking, so many new things to experience and see and my darling son insists on just watching youtube (minecraft and fortnight) and playing Brawl Stars on the mobile.
The Adhikari farm covers quite an area; approx 7 acrres; and it is amazing to see how action packed it is. One cannot take 2 steps without stumbling something interesting. Yesterday Sameer introduced us to the taste of a certain ant. He just picks them and pops them. Jishnu and I ofcourse tried a few. What an explosion of tart. For such a small thing, the flavour is very intense. I haven't looked this up, but I'm guessing the tart has something to do with the amount of formic acid the ants have. Formaic acid is what the ants inject when they bite. Thats what burns the hell out of you. These guys are tree ants. those big, transluscent red chaps which pack a hell of a bite. So they must have plenty of formic acid and hence are plenty sour and yummy. Hehehehe.