Link-up: You Might Be a Homeschooler… (10/3)

You Might Be a Homeschooler if you make curriculum deals in parking lots.

As homeschoolers, we all do those things that may be a little off-center. You know what I’m talking about. Those things that are normal to us, but may make others look at us and say, “You may be a homeschooler…” So link up and tell us what you did or said this week that made you or someone else say, “You may be a homeschooler…”

So, as I’m on Facebook making arrangements to meet a homeschool mom in a parking lot to sell her a textbook, it occurs to me that it’s the second time I’ve done so in the past three months.

You might be a homeschooler if you conduct curriculum deals in parking lots like some kind of confused drug dealer.

You Might Be a Homeschooler


Link-up: You Might Be a Homeschooler…(9/26)

You Might Be a Homeschooler Week 2

As homeschoolers, we all do those things that may be a little off-center. You know what I’m talking about. Those things that are normal to us, but may make others look at us and say, “You may be a homeschooler…” So link up and tell us what you did or said this week that made you or someone else say, “You may be a homeschooler…”

Jack and I have been watching Star Trek, starting with the original series. We were watching an episode in which Kirk and Bones are talking about the History Officer, and mention that one day, she’ll get married and leave the service. Jack and I ended up having a discussion about how in the sixties, the paradigm was just beginning to shift from women working until they married, then staying home. Even in what was supposed to be more than three hundred years later, you can see that the series is a product of the era in which it was made.

You might be a homeschooler if you use Star Trek to start women’s right discussions.

You Might Be a Homeschooler


Link-up: You Might Be a Homeschooler… (9/19)

You Might Be a #Homeschooler...

As homeschoolers, we all do those things that may be a little off-center. You know what I’m talking about. Those things that are normal to us, but may make others look at us and say, “You may be a homeschooler…” So link up and tell us what you did or said this week that made you or someone else say, “You may be a homeschooler…”

So, Thursday night, we read┬áa book about bees Blake had gotten from the library. When we were done reading, I had more answers than questions: if every bee in the hive is the child of the queen, how do new hives get started? How many larvae get the royal jelly and grow up to be queens? How do the new queens get to their new hives, and how is there a group to take with them if they don’t have any children of their own yet?

So, of course, we had to look it up. I pulled out my phone, and we found a good answer online. I didn’t keep searching, but as that answer made sense to me, we didn’t feel the need to do so. Besides, amidst the original search results was a YouTube video, and Blake wanted to to check that out.

So we did, and watched a guy load a shipment of bees into his new hive. Then we watched another video in which another beekeeper showed us his relatively new hive (only two weeks old, I think), and how quickly the bees were building honeycomb. That led us to watching his earlier videos in which he actually built the hive.

By this time, it was after 10:30, and neither of us could keep our eyes open. But now I want a beehive.

Me: Now I want to beehive.
B: It will take a long time First we have to get a white suit, then we have to get a queen.

You might be a homeschooler if you use YouTube as late-night curriculum.

You Might Be a Homeschooler

How about you?