Ha! Based on some recent (and hilarious!) e-mails from readers here, I'd just like to make it clear that in the post below I am in no way condoning abandoning your responsibilities in favor of "seizing the day", except very rarely and when we feel called to do so (by God, not our own impetuousness). I did that my first two years of homeschooling. It was fun, yes. We learned even while we neglected, yes. But I'm working very hard on the virtue of discipline this year. I must say, it felt wonderful soaking up life's goodness the other day knowing the house was clean and schooling was finished (well, all except copywork).
I just don't want those already with tendencies toward indiscipline to be poorly influenced here. I don't know who you are, but you do. :-)