are you really a homeschool family?

Note: You do not have to answer all of these questions positively. But it is good to look at ourselves, to make sure we are really in the mix.

  When you go to a secular museum, or a zoo, does your family make sure its correct are opinions heard by all?

  Does your m0m have a blog on which she discusses schooling, as part of a vast community of other homeschool moms doing the same?

  Does your twelth grader look at your fourth grader and say, “I remember when that was my favourite shirt.”?

  No matter what your movie standards, do you love The Princess Bride and National Treasure?

  Do your younger children look on those less fortunate than themselves, and think “They must go to school”?

  Does your “celebrity gossip” include  Alex and Brett Harris, Kirk Cameron, Casting Crowns, and whoever was in the latest Love Comes Softly film? (please say no)

  Does the teacher ever say, “I’m sending you to the principle as soon as he gets home!”? 

  Do you live with, or at least know, several girls who think the stars of The Chronicles of Narnia are the greatest people that ever lived?

   Does your school-bus consist mostly of car seats? Does it play Adventures in Odyssey? Does it have enough decomposed food material in the carpet to feed a small army?

   When a kid in your family gets a D of even an F, can they still say that they did better than anyone else in their grade?

   When a kid wants a Hall Pass, does that mean he wants go into the master bathroom instead of waiting for the other kid to get out?

   These are just a few of the many general questions that could be ask in order to evaluate yourselves. If you think of any more, be please so good as to display your obviously insurpassable wit by telling me. And try to say something about homeschooling and Facebook.

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  1. #1 by Emily on August 6, 2009 - 12:50 pm

    Yes–
    she has a blog, but she usually writes about other things–
    um, something like that–
    Yes–
    Yes–
    NO (except for the Harris twins. I’m guilty there.)–
    Not in those exact words–
    Please stop giving homeschoolers a bad name–
    Yes on all three counts (although that last one might be just a tad exaggerated)–
    I’ve never gotten a grade, HA! They probably would have been straight A’s anyway–Uh, that’s one way of putting it–
    And I’ll let you know any more questions I think of (I mean of which I think)

  2. #2 by polemicturtle on August 6, 2009 - 3:51 pm

    If all (or almost all) of your valedictorians are shoe-ins.

    If your food service workers do double duty as teachers.

    If your rate of attrition is on average a new student every two years.

    If your principal gives you extra-curricular assignments on tractors.

    And, as Kevin Swanson said..

    if your teaching staff make out in front of the students regularly and that’s a perfectly awesome thing.

  3. #3 by flinding on August 8, 2009 - 9:07 am

    polemiturtle,
    Wow. Thanks.

  4. #4 by Jenny LF on August 11, 2009 - 4:08 pm

    Yes, Frank, I would say yes to the question…but I don’t know any “gossip” about those folks. Oh, I did tell my family that one of the Harris twins is getting married, but that’s not gossip. 😛

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