Tony casually mentioned the other day, that it’d been awhile since I actually wrote about homeschooling on my homeschooling blog. Now that we’ve started our second trimester, with only the minor-est of glitches, I can stop pretending to be a fashion/ photography/ cooking / medical blogger and put all my focus right back where it needs to be; on homeschool blogging. I mean, after the education of my off-spring of course, which is my first and only love, obviously. * awkward cough*
Once again I feel as if we’re flying by the seat of my denim jumper. Yet somehow, despite all my insecurities, some folks have the gumption to ask me for homeschooling advice. Maybe these people mistake sarcasm for wisdom, I don’t know, but whatever the motivation, I’m here to reveal my darkest secrets.
Presenting seven reasons you should not ask me for homeschooling advice.
7. So, first off, the title of my blog contains the word ‘ain’t’. I’m pretty sure I can’t join the Well Trained Mind forums for that reason alone. And lest there’s any doubt, I make it known on the ‘About’ page that we do not construct ancient landmarks from sugar cubes, thus putting me in the one percent of homeschool bloggers that don’t engage their children with creative food craft.
6. I’m on my fourth round of preschool and I’ve never made my own play dough.
5. I read too many homeschooling books. From Holt to Bauer, Llewellyn to Clark and everyone in between. I can simultaneously point you towards a book that will edify all your homeschooling decisions, or tear them down and make you feel completely inadequate. I am constantly second guessing myself. If I were to write a book that explains my current homeschooling philosophy it would be entitled “Submit to the Love of Learning, or Else: Child Led Homeschooling For the Perfectionist Control Freak”.
4. Despite being Addie’s teacher for the last seven years, she’s managed to become smarter than me. Much, much smarter. Once she discovers this, I’m doomed. But I’ll forward your questions to her if you’d like.
3. This is how my oldest son spells “shirt”, twice.
2. My kids are still in elementary school. Who remembers what they learned in elementary school? Whatever phonics, math, handwriting or Koine Greek program you choose will be fine, really. Please, don’t call me up and demand a break down of CHC Readers vs Bob Books. I’d rather just eat my lesson plan book.
1.And lastly…I…can’t…diagram..a sentence. I’m hoping Addie will teach me in a couple of years. Amazingly enough, my general lack of grammar knowledge doesn’t prevent me from writing-lucky you! *
To read Quick Takes from people not reduced to blathering idiots when questioned about “Ecclesiastical vs. Classical pronunciation” clickty click over to Jen’s.
*This post has been brought to you by the wonders of spell check.