Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Homeschooling Humor

Here's a list that was passed through one of the many homeschool groups I belong to. I thought it was funny, in a biting sort of way. Hopefully I never become bitter enough to respond the way it suggests! (Though I have been sorely tempted at times.)

This list is dripping with sarcasm. Read at your own risk!

The Bitter Homeschooler's Wish List
By Deborah Markus, from Secular Homeschooling Magazine, Issue #1, Fall 2007

You can follow the link to read the whole list but here are some of my favorites:

#1 Please stop asking us if it's legal. If it is — and it is — it's insulting to imply that we're criminals. And if we were criminals, would we admit it?

#12 If my kid's only six and you ask me with a straight face how I can possibly teach him what he'd learn in school, please understand that you're calling me an idiot. Don't act shocked if I decide to respond in kind.

#16 Don't ask my kid if she wouldn't rather go to school unless you don't mind if I ask your kid if he wouldn't rather stay home and get some sleep now and then.

#18 If you can remember anything from chemistry or calculus class, you're allowed to ask how we'll teach these subjects to our kids. If you can't, thank you for the reassurance that we couldn't possibly do a worse job than your teachers did, and might even do a better one.


Becky said...

That was a great list! #20 was my favorite.

Anonymous said...

I must admit that I think you are terribly over-qualified to be a school teacher -- I guess that means your boys are getting the very best. I certainly think they are.
Grandma Margaret