'She told me that one of her daughters was asleep at noon, because she'd been up all night studying the constellations," Bayer remembers. "Another one was across the street taking soil samples from a vacant lot that she was convinced was contaminated with toxic waste, and a third one was someplace in the house curled up with a book."'
"it is a good depiction of what the reality of home ed can be... "
This is what the realities of home education looks like to me and the vast majotity of families I know.
That you were curious about it being idealised led me to believe it might have been, but it was actually just normal and to me, quite mundane! I am surprised at my own reaction, it's interesting how quickly this has become my normality!