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Homeschooling May 6, 2010

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Well I can 100% say this following list of things about Homeschooler’s is not mine. It was from a Fan (or like) page that ran through my Facebook feed. The list was Titled: You know you are a homeschooler when…..

.you’ve got out of bed after 10 and still been done with your schoolwork before the public school kids get home…

…you realize it’s noon, and you’re still in your pajamas…

…people don’t believe that you were homeschooled because you have adjusted to society, and actually have a life!

…the Oregon trail computer game was a part of history class…

…you have asked your mom what recess was…

…people are surprised at the amount of numbers in your cell phone… Or just the fact that you have a cell phone…

…the word saxon strikes fear into you

…in high school you made more money than all your friends because you could actually work during the day instead of spending six or seven hours in school…

…people tell you in a shocked voice “but you don’t act like a homeschooler…”

…you learned vector calculus with kitchen utensils at a restaurant…

…most of your friends aren’t your exact age…

…you’ve taken vacations in the middle of the year…while all the other kids were still in school…

…you have been asked if you actually had to do schoolwork…

…you still hang out with your 12 year old brother, even though you’re 19…

…you’ve gone out as a family in the middle of the day and been asked if you are in  a daycare…

…you’ve been asked “so, do you actually have to do schoolwork” right after they asked “so, are you like 2 years ahead in all of your classes”…

…your bed consist of a saxon math book, a trumpet, and a book teaching a dead language..

…you created archeological discoveries, acted out the first Olympics, and wrote your own plays…

…bedtime=anytime…

…watching the history channel counted as history class…

…when dance class and baseball practice counted as P.E….

…when you graduate with a 4.0 or higher…and didn’t even know it…

…when you tell someone that you’re still in high school, and they honestly don’t believe you…

…most of your your hobbies counted as classes in some way or another…

…you were constantly asked by the cashiers while waiting in checkout lines “so no school today?”

…you replied with “eh”…

…you graduated at the top of your class…

…you replied to “no school today” with an “AMEN”

…when you learned all your vocabulary from reading several grade levels above your own…

…or you just read the King James Version of the Bible…

…when you had sleepovers in the middle of the school week and thought nothing of it…

…you always went out to eat for lunch instead of dinner, because it was less crowded that way…

…when you finally go to a “real school” and are able to take higher level classes because you’ve already taken the “normal” classes for your grade…

…you’re able to take an hour long lunch break, and watch tv…

…you’re Standardized tests come back and you placed 98% higher than the kids in your same grade that took the same test…

…you’re able to be completely done with all your school work and “home work” before noon, after you started at 9:30 am…

…you’re able to learn what most kids take 2 or 3 class periods to learn in about an hour…

…you take as many classes as you want when you want…

…you’re able to work a few days ahead so that you can have a four day weekend…

…you’re able to go shopping or to target at anytime of the day, and get all the attention of the people there wondering why you aren’t in school…

…you get in trouble when you start going to “real school” for going to the bathroom without permission…

…you finish your school, and then think to yourself “Darn! today is Saturday!”…

…when people asked what grade you were in you picked a random number and hoped it was close…

…the first time you had a fire drill at “real” school you had to have your friend explain what to do…

…you learned about measuring and fractions by baking cookies in your kitchen…

…you were surprised the first time you took math at a “real” school because the text book was full of pictures…

…you already know half the books you’re reading in your “real” English class, because your parents read them to you when you were 8″…

…when you finally go to a public school and everyone asks where you moved from even though you’ve lived in the same place all your life…

…when you finally go to a public school and accidentally call the teacher “mom”…

…you had to wait a few hours before being able to play with any of the neighbor kids because they were still in school…

…you actually got good lunches…

…when you had to have your friend explain how to open the bus window…

…when you took tv/food breaks when your mom was on the phone…

…when you have field trips every week!!

…when you took PE at the YMCA and thought you were cool…

…when your friends are surprised you have any fashion sense at all…

…90% of the time, “no school” means, “cleaning day” …ironically worse…

…you planned, did, recorded, and graded your own schoolwork…

…when you made your own mid evil costumes and re-enacted the tale of King Aurthur and it counted for: History, Drama, Home Ec, and Speech…

…when your senior year in high school was also your junior year in college…

…when your family’s vehicle could actually qualify as a bus, in usage, and in size!

…when you don’t have vacations, you have “field trips”!

…you went to college after your sophomore year because you were bored with the high school material…

I will admit I sometimes do this one: ” …when people asked what grade you were in you picked a random number and hoped it was close…”

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1. galvanizingtruth - May 7, 2010

Okay, there is so much I could say to all of this, but I’m goign to keep it simple.
“…you were constantly asked by the cashiers while waiting in checkout lines “so no school today?”” The best time this kind of thing ever happened was when we went to Philadelphia on a trip, and while there, I found out there was a huge, beautiful library. And I’m a book addict. So, naturally, I decided we should go to the library. Best thing ever: My sister and I were looking at books and we hear, “Shouldn’t you be in school?” from this really masculine, stern voice. We turn around and there is a COP staring at us, full uniform, looking mad as I’ll get out. We’re like, “Uh, we’re homeschooled.” He looked at us like we were idiots and trying to skip. “Yeah, our parents are right over there,” we said, pointing. He looked extremely dubious, didn’t even look to see if our parents were there, and sort of left, leaving us both freaking out. It was so stinking terrifying/awesome!!

2. ibradsiblog - May 8, 2010

I have never been asked by a cop why I am not in school but I have been asked many times when going to the store why I am not in school.

3. anthony h. - May 28, 2010

lol… so true…

Once I went to the local mini market at about 8 am and the lady was like: “shouldn’t you be in school?” >_<

I'm like, "Well,…. I have to eat breakfast first…", and I take the milk from her XD .


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