Magic of Homeschooling My Big Hairy Butt!

October 5th, 2009


What is going on here?





Is… is… is that my eldest son helping his brother with his math homework?














I was under the impression that only home-schooled children ever helped their siblings to learn something.





And only home-schooled kids benefitted from the knowledge of their big brothers and sisters.







I guess I know where the homeschoolers can stick that.



  • Ahh yes. We were due for another homeschooling post. That train came in right on time!

    The truth is…homeschooled kids don’t need no stinkin’ extra help with their math! And they have no homework either!

    See what happens when you fall “under the impression?”

  • The train is way past due. Way… way… past.

  • Oh Rechelle! When are you just going to admit it? Your children help their younger siblings learn things because…you are secretly a homeschool family. Perhaps your children attend public school and your husband is on the school board, but deep down you are really homeschoolers. Go on, admit it to yourselves and the rest of the world. It’s okay. We’ll still read your blog. Just take it easy on the denim jumpers. Okay?

  • Awwww, now that IS sweet!! :)

  • MichelleG:

    You lookin for a fight?? Well, you came to the wrong place cause we just love ya too much to fight with ya and I’ll even use my Yankee accent to tell ya so. My kids are homeschooled and my oldest would rather have her eyebrows plucked than to help my youngest with anything. So there!

  • MichelleG:

    P.S. You have a big, hairy butt?

  • suzetta:

    Yes, I too am curious about your butt…

  • Debra Cripps:

    Love it!

  • I don’t understand the curiosity. Do I need to paint you a picture?

  • Mary:

    I learned that in Catholic School, 16 years of Catholic School.
    What do you think about that?


  • Would you paint us a picture like Bossy in paintshop? Please??

  • MWH:

    Wow, you sound angry. This isn’t a contest, is it?

  • I love it! I love that you those faces on camara!!

  • Stephanie:

    What a sweet moment….if they were my 2 boys….5 mins later the little one is in a head lock…

  • Ahhh…

  • Angry – really? I am still laughing at this post. LAUGHING!

  • My kids’ school had a little flood a couple of weeks ago and they evacuated the school and cancelled classes…just for the day as it turned out, but at the time some of us were praying for LOTS more rain. (I was not in that group) But the kids said, “I’m so glad we’re not homeschooled! This is so fun!”

  • Sarah H.:

    ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

  • Thirkellgirl:

    Well *that was snotty. Signed, homeschooling mom who generally enjoys your posts, prayed for you when you were fed up with your husband, and cheers for the nice things that happen with *your kids.

  • I do not homeschool, but my best friend does so I have to tread lightly here just in case she ever actually does what I told her to and comes over to check out your site. So here’s me treading lightly:


    Signed: a friend who also has normal kids

  • jean:


  • Sandy in MI:

    You know, the lady that waxes your eyebrows at the salon could probably handle that for you.

  • Your oldest son has shot up like a foot since you last photographed him!

  • Ann:

    I really enjoy all of your posts on homeschooling. Since I just arrived at your site, I guess I’m working my way backwards. As a graduate student at a large state university I teach a freshman class (yes, they use us for cheap labor). I don’t want to stereotype but I’m going to. I can almost always immediately spot the students who were homeschooled. In my experience (and the experience of my fellow instructors) students who arrive at college straight out of a homeschool environment usually have trouble taking constructive criticism, discussing conflicting viewpoints, and writing papers with a clear and concise arguments. But damn, they can sure spell.