It is always interesting to see and hear other kids reactions to our kids being homeschooled. It happened tonight at dance class with a girl that Dancer has known for a couple years. The questions they ask are usually the same.
Do you get to sleep in? yes
Do you get to stay up late? yes
Do you get to do school in your jammies? yes, most of the time
Do you have a reading book? no
Doesn't your mom have a job? no
What do you study? Latin, science, history, biographies and math. We cover more than that but if they aren't sitting at the table they don't think of it as school.
Is your mom a hard teacher? no - we better work on changing that!!
Do you like to be homeschooled? oh yeah
After these questions the kids usually go on to say they wish they were homeschooled and how lucky our kids are. Some even will go over to their parents and ask to be homeschooled. So the moral of the story is that our kids must be "socialized" enough that other kids can be amazed after knowing ours for a couple years that they are homeschooled. Now on the other hand, we have gone to things and the kids will say "it was fun but you sure can tell those kids aren't homeschoolers". They don't say it in a condesending way just that the kids act different than a group of homeschool kids together.
We got home from dance tonight and the kids wanted a snack so we made Puppy Chow. This is one of our favorite treats, the only problem with it is that it is highly addictive!
9 cups rice chex cereal
1 cup choc. chips
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup butter
Melt the choc. chips, peanut butter, and butter on the stove in a heavy pot. Pour over the cereal. Stir until cereal is coated. Dump the cereal in a paper bag and pour in some powdered sugar. Shake bag to cover cereal with sugar. Pour out onto wax paper and separtate pieces until cool.