If I couldn't fail, I think I would actually do a lot of things that I've had rattling around my brain for a long time.
Like opening a children's museum with a homeschooling/learning room.
I'd love to create exhibits - thinking of topics that kids want to and need to learn about. Hands-on centres, creative centres, interactive centres. Staff doing lesson plans for school groups/homeschoolers. Reenactment zones. Games and Lego rooms. Rotating main exhibits from other children's museums.
In a separate room or section, I'd create a place that homeschooling families can come for co-op programs, lessons, hands-on activities. It could be a place for challenges and game days, scientist visits, coffee time for moms, support groups.
One of my friends and I have talked about things like rentable unit-study kits - I love this!
In the summer, we could run theme based learning camps full of fun and activities for everyone.
I did an informal poll of a local mom's forum a couple of years ago to see what kind of reaction people had to the idea of a local kids' museum. The results were that people loved the idea.
The only reasons I haven't actually tried to pursue this dream to date are:
- the cost.
- the time it would take away from my family.
- the challenge of doing it.
- not being sure if it would do well.
If I could do it without taking time away from my family, and succeed, this is what I would attempt if I couldn't fail: I would open a children's museum.