Hathor says: Made a scrolling movie box and a pair of binoculars that sight a fire-breathing dragon and sang and wrote a book about an adventure and illustrated it and built a wooden doll bed and planned to make bedding and built a go-cart and careened down and …

baby thinks: Listened to cinderella, acted as a fitting-model, put on wings and danced all around and took photos of my feet and sat on the table and drew funny faces…

Hathor adds: Played little chicks all afternoon and then doggies and listened to shakespeare and wrote plays and memorized the cities of central america and swim and dance and … and…an..

middle daughter says: made a big sculpture out of clay and wire and started a rock band and played my guitar and dressed up and wrote a song and finger-knitted a belt to hold the wooden sword I made…

eldest daughter says: sewed a mermaid tail for sister, started a fashion show, turned it into a play about the castle and then filmed a movie about befriending a dragon and made lunch and made thee origami birds and a bird cage to put them in…

radio says: homeschoolers need to be regulated…

hathor says: Puh-LEAse! REGULATED? we LIKE being irregular!

Preconceived Notions

This truly happened to a friend, have you ever had it happen to your homeschooling family?


Ticket seller: Wow, you homeschool?
middle daughter: Hi Mike! Hi Tracy! ARe you going on the tour too?
Oldest daughter: There’s the tour guide! I’m going to go say hi!
Hathor: Yes?

Ticket seller: Aren’t you worried your children won’t be socialized?

Hathor: Well, we’re with a group of kids here.

Ticket seller: Aww, so is this your first time out like this with other children?

kid: Mom! I’m hanging with Jenny!
Kid: Hi Sam! Hi Erin!
Baby thinks: Yeah Lady, we’re usually in a box under the stairs!

side commentary: Proof that preconceived notions can be suborn in the face of proof to the contrary
Hathor thinks: especially in fools.

more side commentary pointing to baby: further proof that wit is a gene passed from mother to daughter.