I thought we could create a list of “You Know You Homeschool When …”  You know, those things that just happen and you know it is because you school at home and/or wonder if they happen in the homes of you public-schooled counterparts. This will be an occasional happening here on The Cow Queen. Feel free to add your story to the one below by way of the Linky Tool at the bottom.

A week ago, I needed to renew my license at the Department of Motor Vehicles. Not knowing how long it would take, or what would be involved, I asked Prince Charming's father if he would babysit while I went to town. I left snacks, instructions for lunch and reading material.

My plan was to get to the DMV early, get done, and get out. Does anyone actually make that their plan at the DMV? Well, it worked for me. I was 7th or 8th in line before they opened. I was in and out in about 30 minutes. I made a few more quick stops. They are always quicker when you are alone. I was done so fast, that I was home before the library opened. I would have to go back another day for that.

I went home to relieve the babysitter. As we chit-chatted, he asked when we got our Agriculture Review. This is a publication from our state Department of Agriculture that has short articles and want ads. He couldn't remember getting his. Before I could answer, the prince said, "It's O.K. Granddaddy. When you get old, they don't make you take the test any more." (Implying that if he wasn't taking the test, he wouldn't need the REVIEW.)

Now, it’s your turn. Link up and tell us how your children think …




The grass is green. It’s good to be

Monday, September 27, 2010

3 comments to “You Know You Homeschool When ...”

  1. Julie Coney
    September 27, 2010 at 4:11 PM

    I haven't written a blog post about it yet... I think I just posted it as a status update or something on Facebook....

    My "you know you homeschool when..." moment has to be when the 8 yr old asks (LOUDLY) in the grocery store.... "Mom! Is Broccoli an Angiosperm?"

    Oh the looks that one brought me.....LOL

  1. Jane @ Going Jane
    September 28, 2010 at 8:18 AM

    You are definitely right: shopping and errands go TONS faster without the little "helpers." That does not necessarily mean that they are more memorable though! :)

  1. Beverly
    September 28, 2010 at 8:31 AM

    Jane, it's true! But sometimes necessary.

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