You Know You're a Homeschooler If...Sunday, April 13, 2014
|Yeah, I was homeschooled.|
"What's your name?"
"Where are you from?"
"Where'd you go to school?"
If you move past those three questions, you're really heading somewhere. (Seriously, though.)
And since my answer to the third question is almost never what they expect, I usually get strange looks and various responses like...
"I would never have guessed."
"Really?! Did you like it?"
"But you're actually normal."
At this, I proceed to tell them about how homeschooling has changed my life, providing the opportunity to go through high school in a way that gave my family more control and flexibility over my education.
My fellow homeschoolers and I have learned how to operate in a world that doesn't always understand us.
So, you know you're a homeschooler if...
You take a break in the middle of school to fold laundry.
You do homework in your pajamas.
Everything is potentially an "educational" moment.
The whole family gets involved on projects.
|Photo courtesy of thepioneerwoman.com|
You're always explaining to people that, no, you're not skipping school, you're just out on a spontaneous field trip.
You consider shows like "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader" to be a learning opportunity.
You've made history crafts like painting King Tut's mask, sculpting a mummy's sarcophagus, building a Viking ship, designing a model of Jamestown or replicating a miniature Trojan horse. (Yes, we did all of these.)
Your entire house becomes a massive school room.
You can play an instrument. Probably piano. Or violin.
There are science fair projects living in your refrigerator.
Teacher and Mom are synonymous.
You read for fun.
You decide to wait to date.
Your summer becomes an extension of your school year.
A school dance looks more like an English Country ball.
You call the room with the bookcases the library.
You go on college visits for vacation.
Your Mom made you take Latin. (Still not over this one.)
You compete in speech and debate for fun.
All your friends say they're jealous of your "freedom," to which you just laugh.
Your Mom has hosted SAT prep classes and made you go. Every single time. (Not over this one, either ;)
You find it hilarious when people ask if you're unsocialized.
One of your yearly highlights is going to the homeschool convention.
You've been to a history fair. (And liked it.)
The words "Saxon Math" give you nightmares.
You enjoy dressing up in historical costumes, which you happen to collect.
I'm such a homeschooler.
And I'm incredibly thankful for the way my experiences have shaped who I am.
If you're a homeschooler, what would you add to this list?