a little bad funny

i bumped into these the other day and thought they were (unfortunately) rather keen.  what might be even sadder is how well ryan gossling represents the long-suffering, homeschooling dad.  i think they like to give us a wide berth simply for fear of us saying, “fine, you do it.”  but really, it might be to their benefit if they just beat us once in a while.

or, in my case, “it’s 6:30, which kid have i forgot to pick up from soccer?”

my boys just finished their trench last week and moved on to another one under the tree.  which my husband, only this morning, kindly asked me to have them fill in.

i can’t wait until i have a 15 passenger van.  i want a sprinter, but i would totally drive around in an airbrushed shag wagon.

seriously, all the time.  and my husband usually can match the recipe to the friend.  “have you been hanging out with kimberly again?”

if only there was a way to do this without me having to learn the progression of the kingdoms in egypt…i would be soooo happy.

a constant worry.  someone pulled over the other day to tell me that my daughter was on the roof of the truck.  frankly, i could care less.  but the neighbors…gah.

try 40.

or, as i’m fond of saying, “i’ll stay here and whip out my handy bench scraper on the post-dinner table, floor, highchair, wall – you flee while you still can.”  love it.  however, the rest of them were really bad.  do homeschool moms stay in their pajamas until noon, substitute documentaries for school, avoid math like the plague, don’t do their hair, or the laundry, and serve cheerios for dinner as a majority?”  tell me it isn’t true.  if that is a common flaw i would suggest it’s a simple inversion of priorities.  children are not first, your husband is.  and thankfully, he doesn’t ask for much.  make love and dinner.  (taking the time to look nice is a simple indicative of the former.)  honor your husband first and then mess up his house and spend all of his money on over-priced and under-used curriculum.  at which point, he could really care less.  it’s all about strategy.  but really, reading all these gave me the impression of homeschool moms as a flock of weak-willed women chasing the latest theory and trampling their heads in the process.  i’m just thinking we can do better.  so when you read these, don’t take them as an excuse, but a challenge.  homeschooling deserves a much higher image because it truly is a high calling.  girl.


8 Responses to “a little bad funny”

  1. 1 tiffany May 22, 2012 at 11:47 am

    I love it- “make love and dinner” 🙂 As for the rest of the meme’s, I have to agree that the majority were not good. Some of them I am sure are of the what one would *like* to do category, not what one is actually doing, but still. I think one thing though that I have seen a lot of is the constant running after the next best, newest thing for curriculum. That was some of the best advice I got actually when first starting out with Ana’el- if you find something that works stick with it. Yes, there are probably 10 other somethings out there that will also work and one of them *might* be better and cheaper than what you are using, but if it works don’t try and fix it. And don’t change what you are doing mid year if everything is fine just because you saw something that a friend had that was bright and shiny and new and you want to try it too. Oh-speaking of homeschooling. We don’t have an extra flash drive and nolan was trying to fix the driver on his computer to be able to burn you a CD (and because we want to be able to burn things as well) but the conclusion is the computer is just too old. You could send me your flash drive and I’ll send it back full or if you have drop box I could put the stuff in there. I’d just send you my original CDs if they weren’t all in storage…

  2. 2 mavis May 23, 2012 at 6:14 am

    i think i’m just biased because i don’t like educational theory, i don’t like curriculum, i don’t like co-ops, and the thought of a unit study makes me ill. but i do like books. i could spend a king’s ransom on books. so far the interlibrary loan lady just has my picture on her desk with a mustache and fangs. i do my best. definitely one of those things where male involvement is a plus. especially with sons. there should be more dad co-ops that meet at sport’s bars. that should take the air out of the whole thing quite nicely.

  3. 3 mavis May 23, 2012 at 6:16 am

    p.s. i’ll send you a flash drive full of goodies. and i believe i have a surprise for you. 🙂

  4. 4 Grandma Sandy May 24, 2012 at 9:08 am

    Does someone really have your picture on her desk, with fangs? That is pretty bad Miranda.

  5. 5 mavis May 24, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    i have my suspicions. if you saw some of the titles i sent through interlibrary loan (a.k.a. “lisa”) there would be no mystery as to why they are conveniently ignored. it doesn’t take more than your average heathen to pick up on the fact that i’m an old school, chauvinistic, psychopathic moralist with a tendency towards breeding. 🙂

    p.s. they’re the worst kind.

  6. 6 Violet May 24, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    glad you found a guy to back you up. by the way, being a housewife is more than just make love and dinner.

  7. 7 mavis May 24, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    it was my lucky day.
    and you are right, definitely more, but not less.

  8. 8 tiffany May 24, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    do you have our lewiston address?

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