Monday, March 28, 2011

The Little Things

I snapped this picture of my friend's 3-year-old daughter after her ballet recital. Don't you miss the days when you could get away with running around having a giant green wedgie? (And get a great blackmail picture for the future?)

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Homeschoolers: What we miss out on

This has been a bad blog week for me because I was out of town last weekend, then catching up on work related items this week.

I recently wrote a blog for another site about what homeschoolers miss out on by not attending school. I thought it’d be fun to do a “tag blog” on my personal site and list all the things we miss out on as homeschoolers. And yes, I did make up the term “tag blog.”

So, without further ado, here are some things homeschoolers miss having:

• Lunch box and the opportunity to pack food in it.

• Backpack.
**Clarification note: We may have had backpacks and lunch boxes, but you don’t get to use them often when your bedroom is forty feet from your classroom and the classroom is also the cafeteria.

• Recess.
**Personal Story: After finding out about it, I began calling all outdoor activities recess. Playing on the swing set: recess. Going to get the mail: recess. Trapping my brother in the sandbox: recess, then a visit to the principal.

• Visits to the school nurse.

• Lockers.

• Switching classes.

• Lice scares.

• Bullying that didn’t fall under the banner of “sibling rivalry.”

• Marching band/brass instruments in general.

• Team sports with teams that actually won.

• Excuse notes from the Dentist and Doctors office. (Seriously, Dad, would it have hurt to let them give me one?!)

What else do homeschoolers miss out on? Feel free to add on to the list!