Homeschooling Unplugged: One-liners in the angst of homeschooling
HOMESCHOOLING – WHAT FUN!!!
You know I’m being sarcastic!
The constant juggle of homeschooling one/two/three/ multiple kids, attending work calls and answering important emails, getting lunch and dinner on the table (not to mention the 7957 snacks through the day) and doing whatever housework is remotely possible is mind-numbing enough, but what is REALLY testing is the homeschooling part.
Now if our kids would be even half as obedient as their teachers tell us they are at school, it would be a different story. If they willingly sat down to learn, and more importantly sat STILL and sat THROUGH an entire pre-recorded video, homeschooling would be a breeze (kind of). Or at least it would take an hour or so less, if you cut out the whining, moaning, 101 excuses about why they just cannot write today, numerous times pencils fall under the table or need to be sharpened, the breaks, the ‘I’m hungry’ interruptions, the tantrums, the tears and the shouting. OMG the shouting (from both parties involved).
But… as with all stressful situations, I find that humour gets us through. Probably not at that moment when you just want to tear your hair out, but later, when you actually hear some of the one-liners that transpire during homeschooling sessions. Like these that occurred during the first lockdown:
Little Man: You’re a lovely mummy but a horrible teacher; you shout a lot!
Me, on one particularly frustrating morning: I don’t need to learn fractions at 37, so if you’re not interested, neither am I!!!
Fellow mums and dads across the tier-4-ed country share the gems that have come out of their or their children’s mouths during the angst of homeschooling these past two weeks. Some funny, some cheeky, others filled with innocence and then some ridden with anger. Enjoy, over your glass(es) of wine!
– Carly, Mom of Two Little Girls
– Josie, Business For Mums
– Emma, Emma Reed
– Jennifer, Rice Cakes and Raisins
– Becka, Mummy Est 2014
– Beth, Twinderelmo
– Amy, All About A Mummy
– Victoria, Victoria Hockley
Jodie, Maidenhead Mum
– Maria, Happy Mummy
– Nita, Mummy Wishes
– Charlotte, Team Stein
– Leyla, Motherhood Diaries
– Robbie, Paternal Damnation
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