My name is Dave Pommier. I live with my wife and boys on the north coast of New South Wales.
We had been pushing around the idea of homeschooling for years. When we had to make a decision, we decided to go for it. For a bunch of reasons, it ended up being largely my role.
For my whole life, whenever I pulled a surprise talent out of the bag, my standard line has been ‘I learned it at bloke school.’ Of course, with a dad showing his boys everything it takes to make it to adulthood, I realised now I run the bloke school. A dictionary definition might look like this.
Bloke school, n. An idiomatic phrase from Australian vernacular meaning the (sometimes painful) education from life experiences, especially in traditionally male dominated areas. Often contrasted with formal education.
Really, I don’t do as badly as that sounds. I’m still making it up as I go along, though. I like to take notes to try and make sense of it.
I’d love to hear what you make of it. Let me know, please, if you get the chance.
Thanks for dropping by. Hope you have a great day.