Wednesday, September 2, 2009

"If you went to public school..."

Now there's a phrase you'll hear from time to time in our house, especially at back to school time, when jealously rears its ugly head.

"Yes, but if you went to public school, you....
  • would have to get up earlier in the morning and go to sleep earlier at night
  • would have to get dressed as soon as you woke up
  • would have to do schoolwork even if you wanted to take a break
  • would have to sit in a desk
  • would have to be quiet and raise your hand if you wanted to talk
  • would have to ask to go to the bathroom (thanks "Mean Girls" for pointing this one out)
  • would be at school most of the day, then do homework & chores when you got home
  • probably wouldn't get much one on one interaction with your teacher
  • probably wouldn't be able to work ahead when you had mastered the material
  • wouldn't get to watch TV at lunch time
  • wouldn't get to do things during the day, like go grocery shopping or to the library
I could go on here, but you get the idea. I can rattle off a hundred reasons why she wouldn't like going to public school, but if I'm short on time I get right to the "deal-breaker" - the ultimate argument in favor of homeschool....

"You wouldn't be able to spend all day with your sister"

...and that puts an end to it!

1 comment:

  1. I think that's going to be a big draw for Errol. He's having such a hard time adjusting to pre-school and not having Raia with him. I suppose once he gets used to the fact that once he gets home Raia is here waiting for him he'll be okay, but for now he doesn't like going off to school by himself. (although he has a great time while he's there) And if they can teach him to SIT and STAY SITTING, all the tears will have been worth it. :oP