If my kids were in public school, they would not have had the opportunity to drop everything to go outside and play in today's first stick-to-the-ground snow, which both arrived and melted within about 2 hours. I did have to cut their snow play short, though, because we had to leave for a playdate with my friend and her 5-year-old twins... but if they were in public school they would not have had that opportunity either because in school 6-year-olds only spend time with other 6-year-olds and 3-year-olds only spend time with other 3-year-olds. So ages 6, 5, and 3 would not have been permitted to mix and have three and a half hours of free play together. That would be anarchy, right? :)
PS. Sorry again that I haven't written much lately! My hard drive is full and I can't fit any new pics onto it to put onto the blog until I back up some crap and delete it to make room. I've also reached my limit on free online photo storage for the blog, so I am going to either have to pay a small monthly fee to be able to add more, OR find time to learn how to somehow host images elsewhere for free. So I have been procrastinating on dealing with that. Sorry!