The Worst

December 26, 2009 by Rieshy
What's the worst thing about home schooling?

It's not what many people might imagine.  It's not the fear that you will wake up when your child is 15 and suddenly remember that you completely forgot to teach math.  It's not the messy house caused by home science experiments and omnipresent children.  It's not even the daily grind.

It is the fact that after any holiday break, when your kids have been jazzed up on diets abnormally high in sugar, when your family has abandoned all semblance of a regular schedule, when family "togetherness" has begun to wear thin; you can't just send them off for someone else to whip back into a learning frenzy.

Which is why I think I will spend the next week of vacation feeding my children nothing but beans and rice while they work pressure washing the house, painting the downstairs,  cleaning out the garage, finding matches to all the orphaned socks, and re-calking the bathtub.

Well, it's amusing to imagine...  maybe I'll let them have sour cream with the beans and rice.

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Ms. G said...

It works. Even if they are going back to a regular school. This fall when asked how did you spend your summer vacation? My kids could answer "Painting the house." The house looks great and they were excited to go when that 1st day alarm went off at 5 AM to head back to school.

Rieshy said...

I love it!

Btw, I think your blog name is great fun.

Loralee and the gang... said...

I can relate . . . we homeschool our kids after 6th grade. The house is topsy-turvy ALL the time! And my kids do need to learn new life skills...caulking the bathtub is one I haven't thought of. Thanks!

Unknown said...

Hi there...u too r a homeschooler...r u a unschooler. I have been trying to learn about that...
Happy TT

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