Monday, May 3, 2010

A Link, A Myth, and A Moment

Yeah, so I'm a little slow and this post, The Public School Parent's Guide to Homeschool Parents, is now a week old.  But it's too good not to share, in case any of you missed it last week! 

A couple tidbits that popped in my head as I read this;

I am one of those "religious homeschoolers", whose primary motivation is faith based.  However, I love that she nails this stereotype.  I'm still searching for a stereotype to fit in, hasn't happened yet, so I'm happy to see these myths dispelled!

When reading #3, I remembered a moment last year that I just have to share.  In my many years of homeschooling, I never used the public school as a threat.  This is our lifestyle and that's just how it is.  But last year I was having a day.  My husband's kids were awful.  So awful that they were his kids at the moment.  GRIN.  All the coffee in the world was not helping with my patience quota (see #1!) and I had HAD IT.  I was done, simply done, and I found myself shouting (not a proud moment), "THAT'S IT!  YOU'RE ALL GOING TO PUBLIC SCHOOL!"

My then six year old began running around the room yelling, "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, PLEASE, NOT THAT!"

Then he stopped suddenly, turned and looked at me, and said, "Wait, what's public school?"


Somehow these moments of insanity are always turned into moments of laughter.  We all cracked up and moods were lifted and the day was improved.  My crazy kids keep me sane!

2 comments:

Debra said...

Oh, your 6 year old is SO funny! :)

MaryEllen said...

You have to send that one in to the HSLDA magazine for their funny stories sidebar.

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