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Why PETA doesn't sell MceeDee coupons for a fundraiser.

May 26th, 2006 at 07:25 pm

The same reason why AA doesn't sell memberships to 'beer of the month club'.

The reason why Jeffery and Nate don't sell out to a payday loan company.

The same reason why I wont start a 'school in my home'.

It just wouldn't make sense!

Soemone recently asked why I don't offer to teach for pay, and it is a reasonable question, I love to teach, and a little extra money never hurt. I even thought about it for a long time, thought up ways to do it, times that would fit my schedule, ways to keep records and all that jazz.

But then I thought, I don't want people to send their kids away to learn! It goes agaisn't the whole theory behind my homeschooling! I know over 90% of you reading this ..(all 30 of you, thanks for being dedicated to wait for a new post!) ..are prolly sending your kids away, or did, or will, or would if you had 'em. It's ok, over 90% of America does too.

I don't

Becasue I spend my morning teaching, when I am working I am teaching, when we rest we learn, when we sleep we get to 'internalize it all', when we play we learn, when we travel we learn, when we wash we learn, when we make icecream, dinner, yogurt, bread, lunch, ....., when we make lists, shop, build something, or break it down, when we have company, stay alone, or decorate, when we worship, when we relax, it is all an opportunity to learn.

This doesn't mean I have some kids who never get free time, on the contrary, much of my reading about 'great famous people' includes the phrase 'time to kill'. That and respnsibility. So my kids have responsibilities, free time, and a wonderfully supportive father.

I am a bit backwards in many things, my kids are learning more about yeast breads and the bible than about famous Americans of a particular shade of skin. They are learning odd facts about narwals and Nanook before they learn about two mom options or blended families. We know more about reading and dictating than alternate religions, more anout cleaning, and anatomy than 'the n word'....

I don't think any of that is wrong, I just think it can wait..... (well I might pass on ever knowing what 'the n word' is, but it apparently is heavily used in todays schools/sports, so I doubt we can escape.)

No I don't want to start a school in my home, I just want to encourage and help other people decide to teach their own, or at least practice 'living to learn' instead of just 'learning what you need to pass'.

5 Responses to “Why PETA doesn't sell MceeDee coupons for a fundraiser.”

  1. miclason Says:
    1148676284 about teaching parents who want to homeschool how to teach their children??...although it is definetely not an option for me, even if I could afford to stay at home, I wouldn't know when/where/how to start!...

  2. markio26 Says:

    very good and honest post pp. you are doing a great job with your kids.. i think you are teaching them the most important topics.

  3. LuckyRobin Says:

    Homeschooling is one of the toughest and most rewarding jobs in the world. I thoroughly enjoyed the two years I homeschooled Rose. It has made such a difference in her confidence and sense of self and she can hold her own in a conversation with anyone. Though she chose to go back for 4th grade and has done well, I have always been ready to snatch her back out if need be. And we still learn at home, as much as we can. Especially what they don't teach at school, primarily history and science. And she loves that, too.

  4. Princessperky Says:

    Miclason, I would be more than happy to help you and anyone else figure out where to me if you really want my help, but truthfully most ( not saying you) don't they just put it in the same class of 'never gonna happen' like making a million dollars! (or getting out of debt..)

    Markio, thanks! We try.

    Robin, I figure by the time my kids are that old they will want to test school and see if they like it too, I want to have a foundation of confidence like you said so they can try it if they want.

  5. nanamom Says:

    You are doing an awesome work. Train a child up in the way they should go and when they are old they will not depart from it. Perhaps when they are older they can visit for a day or so to find out how awful ( I mean what they think of it). We often let kids spend a day with us with a friend. I know a couple kids who have done that in the local schools.

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