Homeschooled students get asked all sorts of questions that a traditionally schooled child would never be asked.
Annoying Homeschool Questions
See if any of these sound familiar to you. Maybe you know a few more questions that annoy you? Fortunately these homeschoolers are pretty good natured about it and keep things in persepctive.
Another homeschool student answers the dreaded question, “What about socialization?”
Myths About Homeschoolers
More homeschooling myths are dispelled.
Are public school children really hung up about homeschoolers doing their work in their pajamas and being able to eat whenever they want? Makes me wonder if traditionally schooled children get enough to eat.
Feel free to share these with your non-homeschooled friends, when they ask you, “Can you go to school in your pajamas.” Or, better yet, make your own homeschool video and tell them yourself.
As most of you know my family works from home — we all pitch in and do our part, it works for us.
Recently, Shawn has been in Word Press mode, using every spare minute of time he can muster to create and publish new Word Press blogs. So, it was only natural when he wrangled our son and I into working on them too.
I’ve been spending the lion’s share of my time this week between working on LocalHS and moving content over to my newest endeavors; Retail Bandit and Twain Harte Times. I must admit, I’m pretty thrilled with the way things are shaping up but the learning curve still gets to me at times.
So, I’m sitting here tonight working; trying to recall how to add new images to the photo galleries on Twain Harte Times and in walks my husband with the BB gun. When I asked him what he was doing with the BB gun, his answer surprised me but I didn’t really give it much thought at the time. He said, “I’m hunting a mouse.”
Well, certainly that should have aroused my curiosity — just the thought of him firing the BB gun in the house, normally would have prompted me to go look for damage but I kept on working for a little while longer.
About 30-minutes later, I got up to get a soda and he informs me that they (he and our cat, Sandy) had lost the mouse, somewhere in the house and that Sandy thinks it’s still hiding behind the entertainment center, but Shawn assures me it’s not.
Whatever, I’m not all that interested. I return to my office to work.
Roughly an hour later I went for a pit stop to relieve myself, just as I went to sit down, I stopped and gave the bowl a second look. There swimming in the toilet bowl was the mouse, doing the doggy paddle in circles. I screamed!
Shawn came running, fortunately he left the BB gun by the door or we might have had some real excitement. I ordered him to “do something with it.” He left — I promptly closed the lid.
Moment’s later, he returns with the cat. He made two attempts to show her the mouse but just as quickly as she entered; she bolted out of the room. She wanted nothing to do with that mouse. I asked Shawn if he was going to try to fish it out or flush it. He said he was going to flush it and pressed down firmly on the handle. Around and around went the mouse and at the last possible moment, down he went.
I asked where he would go, Shawn said, “the pipe.”
I immediately asked, won’t he come back up — oh how I wish I wouldn’t have asked that — because Shawn simply replied, “He might.”
Now, I’m terrified to use the commode because I think the mouse might come back up “the pipe.” What if he brings all his friends to take revenge?
Needless to say, I’m asking the neighbor for his key, until I’m sure the coast is clear. I only wish I had a picture to include with this post, it was the strangest thing I’ve ever seen.
Of course it certainly didn’t help my state of mind, since I had just watched , about a rat infestation that takes place like clockwork every 48 years in Mizoram, Africa.
You can believe the next time Shawn says he’s hunting a mouse with a BB gun in the house, I’m going to check it out.
Obama’s Nationalized Mandatory Healthcare
Family Protection Ministries,
Critical Action Alert
Why Is This Issue Of Concern To Homeschoolers?
The legislative proposals on healthcare before Congress seek to shift important decisions from parents and families and private physicians to an unelected government bureaucrat. People with their own agenda who do not know you will make life and death decisions for you and your family. This will open the doors for further freedom-robbing socialism to come into our homes to make decisions in every area of life.
Picture yours and other homeschooling families put on hold because mom or a child is completely incapacitated and in a "waiting line" of indeterminate length, pending medical, dental, or optical treatment, which currently would be available and completed in a matter of days or hours.
Terrible features in their "ideal" mandatory medical care system, sooner or later, will include horrific practices such as: (1) mandatory counseling, (2) psychological and psychiatric exams for everyone, and (3) population reduction (forms of medical genocide including abhorrent taxpayer-funded abortions, infanticide and killing off of the disabled and elderly). This sounds radical but read the documents listed on our website given below, which reveal some of what is in store.
The Bottom Line
Those who are behind the push to implement universal mandatory government healthcare at the national level have already outlined what their ultimate goal is for this legislation. The details hidden in the current House bill (HR 3200) reveal much of the proponent’s true agenda. Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the President tried to ram this through while deceiving people as to the contents of HR 3200.
However, conservative commentators, like Dick Morris are concerned that if a compromise bill is approved, opponents will let their guard down, erroneously thinking we got a victory. There are no reports that they are considering removing all the other dangerous features.
It is highly likely that when Senate and House appointed conferees meet (behind closed doors, away from public scrutiny) to reconcile the differences in the House and Senate versions of the bill, proponents will get as much as they can at this time back into the bill with "blank-check" and disguised wording.
Part two of their strategy will be to incrementally add back in features, which they were not initially able to obtain, through subsequent legislation. This will be more easily done after the structure and framework is already in place.
We at Family Protection Ministries have selected some of the best papers and articles where you can get a more detailed understanding about this push toward federally controlled health care and the dangers involved; on our website.
Citizen’s Council on Health Care who has issued the following alert, is one of several national organizations that operates full-time in the health care policy arena. Key conservative organizations throughout America rely on their thorough analyses and position papers to give detailed, conservative perspectives.
"President Obama supports the idea of a "public option" for health insurance. The language of competition and choice cleverly conceals the objective. But the President’s "public option" is a gateway leading to 118 million Americans losing the option of private choice. It is a strategy for government-run health care. It is a Trojan horse." – Former U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Michael O. Leavitt (Fox News, April 29th, 2009)
Family Protection Ministries, California