Wednesday, July 31, 2013

You know you are a homeshcooling mom if....

. . .you tell your child the reason you started school before the public schools did, is so you can change your mind and send them there if they don't work hard enough at home. True story.  Day 3 of school and I've already done it.  Don't judge me people.  If you homeschool you get it. 

 . . .you do this:
. . .for an hour to make a "timeline composition notebook" (that still isn't done), after you find out the nice printed one you were going to buy that cost $25 (which you think is way too much money), is going to be $10 more just to ship it!!!

. . .your favorite thing about Sam's Club is the cheap books.

. . .and you consider going to Sam's Club to be a field trip.  What? Budgeting, math, books. . .How is that not a field trip?

. . .you have pinned ways to incorporate Lego's into what you are reading about in history.

. . .you like to point out how many people in history were homeschooled. . .even though you know most people used to be homeschooled because public schools were few and far between in the "olden days".

. . .you watch The History Channel and you hear names of civilizations and people that you just learned about while teaching your child and it makes you feel like a genius because you actually know what they are talking about and you can even add to it.

. . .if when you blog you worry about the fact that you aren't actually using proper grammar and are writing run on sentences (I blog it the way I would say it.  Comma's in the right spot?  Nope.  But that is where I would be pausing when I say it. . .), but don't worry about fixing it because you have done that enough already during the day. 

. . . you wonder what exactly you learned in school because you are learning tons of things for the first time while "teaching" your 7th grader.

. . .people ask your child questions things they would never ask a public schooler, because they are testing them to see if they are stupid.

. . .you wonder if it counts as teaching when you just learned it yourself.

. . . you wonder if you are ruining your child on a daily basis.

. . .you have actually considered buying the Noah Webster's 1828 Dictionary for $63. . .just because.  (no I didn't buy it)
. . .you feel like the luckiest person in the world to be blessed to teach your child, even though it is hard everyday and people think you are crazy.  Sometimes crazy is good. :)