You know you’re a homeschooling family when…

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You get to change more than diapers, you get to change their minds.

When a child busts a lip, and after seeing she’s okay, you round up some scotch tape to capture some blood and look at it under the microscope!

You find dead animals and actually consider saving them to dissect later.

Your children never ever leave the ‘why?’ stage.

When your teenager decides to take one community college course, and comes home and asks you why the teacher wrote ‘At’ on his paper. (A+)

You ask for, and get, a copier instead of a diamond bracelet for your wedding anniversary.

Your kids think reading history is best accomplished while lying on the floor with their head resting on the side of their patient dog.

Your husband can walk in at the end of a long day and tell how the science experiment went just by looking at the house.

You never have to drive your child’s forgotten lunch to school.

Your child will never suffer the embarrassment of group showers after PE.

The only debate about the school lunch program is whose turn it is to cook.

You never have to face the dilemma of whether to take your child’s side or the teacher’s side in a dispute at school.

If your child gets drugs at school, it’s probably Tylenol.

Your neighbors think you are insane.

Your kids learn new vocabulary from their extensive collection of ‘Calvin & Hobbes’ books.

Your formal dining room now has a computer, copy machine, and many book shelves and there are educational posters and maps all over the walls.

You have meal worms growing in a container… .on purpose.

If you get caught talking to yourself, you can claim you’re having a PTA meeting.

You take off for a teacher in-service day because the principal needs clean clothes.

You can’t make it through a movie without pointing out the historical inaccuracies.

You step on math manipulatives on your pre-dawn stumble to the bathroom.

The teacher gets to kiss the principal in the faculty lounge and no one gossips.

Your honor student can actually read the bumper sticker that you have put on your car.

If your child claims that the dog ate his homework, you can ask the dog. (hehe)

Some day your children will consider you to be a miracle-working expert and will turn to you for advice.

Your kids refer to the neighbor kids as ‘government inmates.’

You can’t make it through the grocery produce department without asking your preschooler the name and color of every vegetable.

You can’t put your produce in your cart without asking your older student to estimate it’s weight and verify accuracy.

You give your 7 year old play-by-play while you’re driving so they’ll know how to operate every button and pedal on the car by the time they are 9.

You live in a one-house schoolroom.

Science is gardening, history is geocaching, and art is as messy as you can all get.

When moving into a new house, the first concern you have is where the homeschooling stuff is going.


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