You Know You’re a Homeschooler When…

The fairy tales your parents told you were altered slightly to include twelve years of being friends together and six of dating before they even started thinking about marriage.

You have pulled out the “homeschool jokes” to make people feel less awkward.

People have told your mom that she has her hands full.

You’re not allowed to talk about Harry Potter with other families.

Pop culture is when a Christian artist releases a new song.

Playing with swords and pretending you’re elves is an everyday thing.

The kitchen doubles as a classroom.

Going to the grocery store counts as a field trip.

You get pitied during the summer when you don’t get it off but turn around and laugh at them in the winter when you have three weeks off for Christmas and can go on vacation in the middle of March.

You always go to amusement parks on Tuesday mornings.

The library is your favorite place during the summer.

You knew Latin by the time you were eight.

Being sick makes absolutely no difference to how much school you have to do.

Your school day is less than five hours long.

“Are they all yours?” is a very common question.

Snow days? Please.

You’ve seen your teacher pregnant.

School is cancelled when Mom doesn’t feel well.

Gluten-free is the way to go.

You read adult-level books before you lost all your baby teeth.

You know the Greek alphabet.

Musicals are the best form of entertainment.

Your parents get disappointed when babysitters actually get social lives.

Getting cereal from the store is a treat.


Got any of your own to add?


*Thanks to blimeycow for the inspiration!


Some Days Are Like That

Some mornings, kids are being whiny and impatient and making messes all over the place and not doing their chores and being really difficult and if feels like we will barely survive breakfast without the entire house blowing up from all the boiling emotions.

Some afternoons, we aren’t focusing on school and paying attention and we’re causing more trouble than we’re preventing and there’s a baby crying and marker all over the walls and there is absolutely no way anything productive is currently happening.

Some nights, supper consists of cold cereal and the eggs you left that morning and we don’t even remember to clear our own plates and the house is completely trashed and looks like a pig sty and we all feel like absolute crud because we didn’t get any naps or resting this afternoon.

Some days are just like that…even in Australia.

And the only thing you can do is shut the door and pray.

It is the only thing you can possibly do in a situation such as this. There is no other option.

There are still toys all over the floor and marker on the walls and a dirty kitchen to clean up and kids to put to bed, but God is with you. Remember that. Tomorrow is a new day, the sins of yesterday washed away. ♫ It’s a new dawn, new day, new life, for me….AND I’M FEELING GOOD ♫