Friday, September 10, 2010

"Real" School

Pin It Now! So often when there is a problem or conflict of interest at "Rivendell Academy"--ahem--home, my kids will huff, "Well, if we were at "real" school . . . "

Like everything we do here is pretend or something? Give me a break! Um, getting up at the crack of dawn in order to prepare for the school day, listening to Bob Books 'til I think my brain's gonna explode, explaining the area and circumference of a circle 'til I am blue like a Smurf, and going through red pens like M&Ms, well, that all seems pretty real to me.

I could go on and on and make my kids look like the bad guys here, but . . . I think they probably and very unfortunately got that phrase from me.

Yes, me.

What ever possessed me to use such a phrase? Whenever I'd get irritated by lack of cooperation or something, it would just fly out of my mouth before I could catch it. "Well, if you were at "real" school you'd have to do such and such." Bad, bad momma!

Our school is unique, and though different from a public, private, or charter school, it is very much real! We so need to quit letting that phrase slip! I need a zap every time my brain even thinks about going there. Can any of you other home schoolers relate?

Hmmm, I think I need to assign myself lines-- Home school is real school, home school is real school, home school is real school . . .


The Lenzers said...

write that 1000 times tonight! you are doing a great job and your children are wonderful. We all get frustrated, moms and kiddos!!!

Brandi said...

Aww, you are too sweet!!! I never knew how frustrated I'd get as a mom!!! They're worth it, though, huh?!


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