That Time Of Year Again

I know it's only August, but I've been busy pre-emptively torturing my children with schoolwork.  Well, some of my children, anyway.  David is spending his senior year at the local community college, doing all sorts of math and science-y things, and little Susie is sitting around reading cartoon anthologies. A somewhat unorthodox way to teach reading fluency, but hey - it's working.

Rachel and Brian are the unfortunates bearing the brunt of my attention this year, and neither of them are thrilled about the situation.  Brian - despite his high-school-freshman status - would rather be left alone with his Lego creations, and Rachel (Grade 7) was perfectly happy sitting around reading all day.

Still, I am haunted by the vision of each of them at age 18 saying, "Why didn't you make sure I would be ready for college?" That, stated in the same sort of anguished tone as Steve Martin's grown son-turned-sniper in Parenthood shouting, "YOU MADE ME PLAY SECOND BASE!"



Welcome to a homeschooling mom's nightmares. Scary, right? Be glad you're not me.

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  1. I am she as you are she as you are me
    And we are all together.

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  2. :) I don't home school, but I can relate!

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  3. They're learning. Each in their own way.

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  4. I think you're really brave to do any of it. My kids start school next week, and after just helping my 10 year old with math all week to prepare I'm DONE. Can't wait to have someone else give it a go.

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  5. Parenthood is one of my favorite movies. Every scene is either funny or poignant (I can spell that, but can't say it). I didn't realize you home schooled. Good for you! Wish I could have.

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  6. I think comic book anthologies are a perfect way to teach reading.

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  7. Haha, I'm living the same nightmare ;)

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  8. Just had to tell you that one of my all-time favorite students was home schooled. Super super smart kid who was FAR better prepared than his public school colleagues. You'll be fine!!

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