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Adventures of a stay-at-home, skeptical, homeschooling dad (etc.)


What's regular school like?

"Dad, could I go to regular school sometime, just to see what it's like?"

Hmmm, I figured she'd eventually ask about it, but I didn't think it'd be so soon. Oh well. I began formulating a list in my head of how it'd be different:

Well, if you were in regular school:

  1. You'd have to wake up early. About 2 hours earlier (or more) than you do now.
  2. You couldn't ask most of the questions you want to ask.
  3. You almost never get to choose what you learn about.
  4. You almost never get to choose what to do.
  5. You know how we do a few worksheets, then play and do fun stuff for the rest of the day? That would be the other way around.
  6. You couldn't watch Bill Nye, Nova, or How It's Made in the middle of the afternoon.
  7. You have to ask to go to the bathroom.
  8. We couldn't go to the zoo, park, museum, playground, or swimming pool whenever we want.

I started telling her these things.

I barely finished #2 before she was utterly and completely done with the whole idea.

2013-08-01 #school