February 08, 2006

Publik Skool Socialization

I am feeling the prayers... today I am up at my regular computer, and last night, Kevin got me a neck ice-pack to wrap around my neck and I helped him cook dinner. I apologize in advance for neglecting my other blog (the recipe blog). I have a stack of recipes piling up on my desk to add to the archives very soon. Today is our last day off, so we are having fun as a family (as much fun as you can have without straining your healing neck). I got this little essay from a homeschool list I am on. I thought I would share it here. Very cute. Enjoy!


When I mention we are homeschooling our children, we are without fail asked, '...But what about socialization?'

Fortunately, we found a way our kids can receive the SAME socialization that government schools provide.

On Mondays and Wednesdays, I will personally corner each child in the bathroom, give them each a wedgie and take their lunch money. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I will make sure to tease our children for not being in the 'in' crowd, taking special care to poke fun at any physical abnormalities. ... Fridays will be 'Fad and Peer Pressure Day.' we will all compete to see who has the coolest toys, the most expensive clothes, and the loudest, fastest, and most dangerous car.

Every day, I will adhere to a routine of cursing, being disrespectful, swearing in the hall, and mentioning our weekend exploits with alcohol and immorality.... and we have asked (our kids) to report us to the authorities in the event we mention faith, religion, or try to bring them up with any morals or values.

- adapted from the: Kolbe Little Home Journal, Fall 2005


phyllis said...

Funny---perhaps I will employ some of those techniques around here...j/k *grin*

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MonicaR said...

I love this and may have to use it Sprittibee!

buggymug said...

Cute essay! :)

I'm glad that you're feeling a little better. There's nothing like being laid up in bed to put some perspective on things, huh? Hope you're back to 100% soon!


Sprittibee said...

Mee too, Phyllis. Especially the wedgie one.

I stopped over at your place, Tenn. I'll work at getting it up and running soon....

Monicar - you have my permission (since it wasn't mine to start with)... :)

Bug - THANK YOU! God is definately working on it. I've managed to stay out of bed all day today and get a few things done... including switching computer desks with my husband so I can use the one that is lower to the ground (less strain on my arms/shoulders during typing). Hopefully the desk moving doesn't add to my neck trouble, though. The kids helped, and we went very slowly (the desks are really just those plastic/metal Sam's Club craft tables). We also washed three bags full of Hot Springs crystals and laid them all out to dry on towels in the kitchen. Now I have to go figure out where to put them so I can start cooking dinner. Wish I could just lay down and rest... me and my ibuprofen. :)



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