- My husband and children arise and call me blessed-as in bless her heart, she is still asleep.(For you non-southerners, all things that begin with bless her heart are insults.) In other words, my children get up before I do.
- All three of my children know how to cook because, while I don't mind serving them from time to time, my goal IS to work myself out of a job. I'm not one to wait on my children and be thankful for the opportunity to serve.
- I got my tubes tied after my third child. I do not want to see just how many children the Lord wants to bless me with. I believe the Lord allows medical advancements for birth control and I am happy about that. ( I must confess though that I am awed by people who feel that way and maybe I am a tiny bit jealous...but it passes rather quickly.)
- I do not own a denim jumper or even a denim skirt.
- I do not make my own bread unless it is Schwan's frozen bread dough. I buy wheat bread of any brand that is on sale. I tried making my own bread and biscuits, I determined I am an excellent cook but no so hot at baking.
- I strongly dislike Story of the World. This is decidedly un-homeschoolmanlike. It is loved by nearly every homeschooler in the world.
- Ditto Saxon math.
- I sometimes use public school used textbooks-on purpose.
- I do not own any Cathy Duffy books. I never have. I browsed through one not too long ago-100 Top Picks for Homeschoolers. A friend told me there was a test in there to see what kind of teacher you are and also what kind of students your kids are. Yep, I already knew.
- I do not limit my children's reading to historical fiction. (I do encourage it though!)
- I allow them to read Harry Potter and other unapproved homeschool materials.
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Confessions of a Homeschooler
Some of you think that all homeschoolers are alike-cut from the same cloth, with that cloth being a denim jumper. We are not all alike. However, there are some things that seem to be 'normal' homeschool things. Today, I will confess to you all the ways I break the rules.