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You May Be Homeschooled If …

youmaybehomeschooledifRecently, a fun question was circling around our forums with some hilarious contributions as answers.  Many of the answers were too good not to share, so head on over to our Facebook page to see what the Hip Homeschool Moms Community has to say.  Or, keep reading here for 21 of our own ” you may be homeschooled if … ” answers.  If they’ve been in any way inspired by your own contributions, you’ll spot your name at the end of each quote, so keep a look out!  Here goes:

 

You *may* be homeschooled if…

 

your kid sister is in your class…

… and she arrives wearing PJ bottoms with a ballet tutu, ballet shoes, and a camo jacket.

you wake up early to get written work out of the way…

… and then skip away to play Legos or continue writing the 23rd chapter of one of the novels you’ve got going. (Natasha E)

you enjoy doing math…

… upside down on the couch. (Michelle N.)

your school days start with prayer…

… and you pray out loud voluntarily and then get into a vigorous discussion about theology. (Carrie A)

your teacher is your mother…

… and she refuses to allow you to go to school until your bed is made, even if it means you’ll be tardy.

your mother is partial to long skirts…

… and your hairstyle is the not-so-stylish “bed head” look.

(or) in an attempt to avoid stereotypes, your mother dresses like a ‘regular’ mom…

… but you still like to dye your hair green, or blue, or pink … with food coloring.

your teacher reads aloud to you everyday…

… and you beg her for ‘just one more chapter!” (Amy S.)

you suggest skipping school to go for a hike…

… and your teacher thinks it’s a great idea, and she then proceeds to pack snacks for the whole class. (Dee W)

it’s a snow day for regular schools…

… and you’re bummed because it means your Internet connection will lag thanks to all the kids in your apartment playing Xbox.

you stayed up late to listen to the last chapter of The Hobbit…

… so your teacher lets you sleep in and then wakes you up at 9 am with hot cocoa.

when you forget your eraser again and your teacher yells at you…

… to go get it NOW … from your bedroom. (Bronwyn L)

when your teacher feels bad about yelling at you…

… so apologizes with lots of  hugs and kisses.

when your teacher calls you out of class to tell you to feed your pets because you did not do it at chore time…

…and then tells you to hang the laundry out to dry while you’re outside. (Lulu vR)

you’re allowed to skip school on your birthday…

… and so are all your siblings.

you’re doing all your high school physics classes on a patio…

… overlooking the ocean, while on an educational road-trip with your family. (Morne L)

you want to do an online computer course, but can’t decide between two…

… so you decide to do both. (April L)

you’re sometimes an impromptu substitute teacher…mornephsyics

…and you dress up like a wicked witch to make learning place value fun for your little brother.

your teacher believes you when you say your dog ate your schoolwork…

… because she was the one who found it.  But she still scolds you, because you shouldn’t have left the puppy with your schoolwork on the trampoline when you took a toilet break from class. (Morgan K)

(or) normal lessons are suspended to watch and video your pet snake shed his skin…

… and then you spend the rest of the morning making a mini documentary on snakes. (Romona T)

on cold days, the whole class climbs into the king-sized bed together…

… and watches documentaries on Netflix or reads through 10 chapters of Prince Caspian. (Lisa M, Annie R)

 

Recognize any of these as your own?  Tell us! Have some more to add to our list?  Tell us! We love to hear your contributions too.

About the author

Taryn

Taryn Hayes calls Cape Town, South Africa her home. The crazy antics of her husband, Craig, and their four kids feature regularly over at their family blog, Hazy Days. Taryn is also the author of the youth novel, Seekers of the Lost Boy, about a 12-year-old homeschooled boy and his family. They end up on an incredible adventure after finding a mysterious message in a bottle, washed up on the beach one morning. Read more at her author site: http://tarynhayes.com

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