Proof is in the pudding.
And unschooling is beginning to looking much more like I envisaged it;
Monday, for example, it was Gymnastics in the afternoon (Rye engaged beautifully, and he listened well and tried really hard to do what was asked, so proud!), and I take two of said friend's children with me too, this does mean we have a 45 min wait while the older child has her gymnastics session. So typically I take paper, pens, colouring pads, small games etc with me to keep Rye and the other child amused.
And Rye produced this:
And today we went to Deal Lifeboat Station for a talk and a look at the boat.
And tomorrow we are going to see Willsborough Windmill a working windmill, so we will, fingers crossed, see grain being milled to make flour. Should be good, especially as Rye spied a windmill on the way to Deal and was very excited about it, so his face when I told him we were going to look around a windmill tomorrow was a picture. :D
And Friday, well not definite yet, as I'm not entirely sure where the ~Battle of Britain Museum is, but if not too far away, I might be meeting up with other home edders and we'll go and have a look around there too.
Yes this is definitely much more like I had in mind when I envisaged unschooling.