Thursday, July 21, 2011

Caveman Homeschooling

Summer is just flying.   I can't believe that it will be time to start school in just a few weeks.     Yesterday I went out to grab some school supplies that are on special this week.   I try to stock up on all the essentials so that I don't have to worry about it for another year.     It absolutely kills me to have to buy a pack of notebook paper for $3.00 when they had it for .25 at the back to school sale.

Anyway, I was grabbing the special items at a store yesterday when this lady walked up and said, "You are buying school supplies?   I didn't think you would need those since your boys are homeschooled."

I don't know what my face was saying, but since I am not good at hiding my emotions or my thoughts it may have very well have said what I was thinking in my mind which was, "Oh no!   The boys just ran out of fresh squeezed berries so I needed to stock up on some pens.   They are such slackers."   (I promise I didn't say that out loud, but I thought it.   Not nice, but it was the first thing that popped in my head.)   

People have the weirdest ideas about homeschooling.


Allison said...

When I was homeschooled, it was not nearly as popular as it has become now, but people ALWAYS confused it with "home-bound" - sick with some sort of illness UNABLE to attend regular school. Because, of course, why would anybody WANT to be educated at home???


The Japanese Redneck said...

LOL...I'm sure I would have said are they suppose to write on toliet paper?

Sarah said...

I might have been tempted to take it the other direction--something along the lines of "Yeah we're trying to go all high-tech digital and paper-free, but sometimes those boys still like to make paper airplanes...and that's hard to do on an ipad."