I am going to start this, but I would LOVE for you to finish it!
We have just completed our first Homeschooling year!! Whoot Whoot!!
Although I myself was homeschooled I have learned quite a lot about what it means to be a homeschooler this year. It’s different being the mom/teacher.
We have shared many tears, much laughter, frustration, elation… the whole gamut! And I am glad to be saying WE ARE DONE!!! (with a guttural ugh!)
But I can also honestly say, I can’t wait for next year!! There is so much I am looking forward to changing, adding and tossing!
So I was kinda thinking back over this last year and some of the funny moments that have made us uniquely a homeschooling family. I’m sure we will continue to add to the list through the years. Here is where we began…
You Know You’re a Homeschooler When…
… you pry two workbooks apart to find they have been cemented together by syrup from that morning’s breakfast of waffles
… you use a big chocolate chip cookie from BaBa to teach fractions
… you know exactly how many days are in a school year (180) and how many more you have left to go! (0)
… you catch a nap while listening to a young reader (I soon learned to fold laundry to stay awake)
… you are able to help put together a puzzle, trace letters, do a math problem and stir the macaroni at the same time
… you catch a lizard and then catch a fly and sit quiet and still to watch the lizard eat the fly (and he does)
… your photo copier becomes your new best friend
… you use jelly beans to teach multiplication
… you go to the beach and ask yourself, “How can I count this as a day of school?”
… making cream of ‘weak’ becomes a math lesson
… you can wipe a butt and answer a math question at the same time
… you spend an hour on a lesson in body language before you begin a lesson in the English language
… you get asked by your five yr. old, “How come you wear pajama’s every day?”
… you cry tears when your child reads his first word
… you help sound out words while taking a shower
… you learn what being patient really means
… you find a child working figures buried under blankets
… you use jump ropes, rubber gloves, painter’s tape, buttons, and squirt guns for school
… you see a math sheet slipped between the door and jam while trying to have a private moment in the bathroom
… you see child/parent relationships begin to heal
… you learn to slow down
… dancing in the kitchen is counted as P. E.
… you see your child for the first time… again
… you can answer Yes! to the question, “Is it worth it?”
So, what do ya got?? I’d love to hear from you…