You know you’re a homeschooler when…

You know you’re a homeschooler when…

  • Your school uniforms are your PJ’s
  • You go to Walmart and tell the checkout lady, “We’re on a field trip”
  • The signatures on your diploma all have the same last name
  • A snow day means that you shovel the driveway after you finish your school work.
  • You have to look at the clock to see if you can call your public school friends yet.
  • You can remember nearly every single day you went to public school.
  • Health class consists of eating breakfast or doing dishes
  • You’re not sure which grade you’re in. This can be especially confusing if all the grade numbers on your school books aren’t the same.
  • Watching a movie means you’ll have to write a report comparing the film to the book.
  • You can get science or health credit for going to the dentist or doctor.
  • The only bully you ever run into is your big brother.
  • You have no idea what rock bands are currently popular.
  • You can get extra credit for cleaning your room.
  • Your birthday is an official school holiday
  • You sleep till 9:00 am on school days, but get up early on Sundays
  • You take your family vacation in September, when the beaches and theme parks are empty.
  • Your teacher gets you started with school and then goes to talk on the phone.
  • You spend the day in a tent reading Story of the World…eating popcorn!!!!
  • You have to practice standing in a straight line with your siblings and a few friends before going on a field trip.
  • People say you are weird and unsocialized
  • Do two days of school in one so your family could leave on vacation
  • You consider school work after lunch to be cruel and unusual punishment.
  • Gym class means going to the pool
  • You have finished your schoolwork before breakfast.
  • Your bedroom was your classroom and your bed or floor was the desk.
  • You forgot about the minor holidays until you saw your dad sitting home in sweats or your public school friends asked you over the weekend what you did on your day off.
  • You take a break in the middle of school to fold laundry.
  • Teacher and Mom are synonymous.
  • You call the room with the bookcases the library
  • You find the school bus fascinating
  • One day of getting up before 7am messes up your whole schedule for the week.


You know you’re a homeschool mom when…

  • Talking out loud to yourself is a parent/teacher conference.
  • Your formal dining room now has a computer, copy machine and many bookshelves and there are educational posters and maps all over the walls.
  • Your neighbors think you are insane.
  • Your son skins his knee, and after making sure that he is okay, you encourage him to notice the different epidermal layers!!!
  • Your bookcases look like the reference section of the library.
  • The only debate about the school lunch program is whose turn it is to cook.
  • When your child gets drugs at school, it’s only Tylenol
  • You can’t make it through a movie without pointing out the historical inaccuracies.
  • You can’t make it through the grocery produce department without asking your preschooler the name and color of every vegetable.
  • You have children draped all over the furniture….and they’re reading…for the FUN of it!
  • You’ve laughed out loud when someone asked you “What about socialization?”
  • You don’t get fired for teaching your students about God.
  • The public library has a box with your name on it for your weekly reserved books
  • Your husband knows he must ask permission before consuming anything in the refrigerator, because it might be a science experiment.

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3 thoughts on “You know you’re a homeschooler when…

  1. Pingback: You May Be A Science Olympian If… – rockandminerals4him

  2. Ahah! Isn’t that true for some of us 😀 Not to forget more than half our day consists of natural learning. Let me demonstrate.
    Going to the park – “Ooh look sweetie, photosynthesis is the process of…”
    Going to the doctor’s – “See? I told you brushing your teeth helps your teeth’s internal structure get stronger!”



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