You Know You’re a Homeschooler When…

You know you’re a homeschooler when…

  • You spend the summer before ninth grade reading books about submitting to colleges.
  • Half your hobbies count as classes.
  • Friends’ houses are the perfect places for field trips.
  • Working in the garden is a part of your formal education.
  • You’re in the same class with people years older or younger than you.
  • You never get a letter grade until eighth grade.
  • You’ve never ridden a school bus in your life.
  • You wonder what people do all day in “regular school.”
  • “Fun” and “learning” are practically synonyms.
  • You’re done with school by lunchtime.
  • You have to think twice when asked what grade you’re in… and you still sometimes get it wrong.
  • You never really figured out what recess is.
  • Everything is “educational.”
  • You don’t have any homework… and at the same time, it’s all homework.
  • Sometimes you forget whether it’s a weekday or a weekend.
  • People actually ask you when you see your friends.
  • People say “oh” every time you tell them where you go to school.
  • You still do school when you’re sick or it’s snowing but get off for your birthday.
  • Your mom’s just as excited for summer as you are.
  • You actually know how to talk to people who aren’t in your grade.
  • Your closest friends range from 11-year-olds to 19-year-olds.
  • Most of your field trips are on Saturday so the principal (i.e. your dad) can come along.
  • You take schoolwork with you on vacation.
  • You love school!

Homeschooling is one of my favorite things in the world. Most kids don’t love school, but when you’re homeschooled… how can you help it? 🙂

Do you have something to add to my list? You can do so in the comments below.


19 thoughts on “You Know You’re a Homeschooler When…

  1. Sam G. says:

    How about: “Why aren’t you in school?” – Every cashier I’ve ever met.

    (Hilarious post, I read it aloud to my brothers and they lol’d! SO true, too.)


  2. Aundrea says:

    How about…You know you’re a homeschooler when you ask your mom if you can “slack” on your English curriculum for a month so that you can write a 50,000 word novel. 😊

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  3. Sam G. says:

    I love all of the comments on this page, they’re all so true! Especially those about slacking off for a 50,000 word novel, or your study partner living in another state. 😉


    • Sam G. says:

      Isn’t that the truth! I have yet to find a program that counts “homeschool” (and all other words related to such) as a real word, including my blog. This comment section doesn’t accept it, either; those squiggly red lines are so annoying. 😉

      Here’s another: you know you’re a homeschooler when your mom bases your English curriculum around your “book club” that only has one other person in it.


  4. Hailey says:

    Love it! Homeschooling is so amazing! How about, ‘You know you’re a homeschooler when the principal is grading your writing assignments…” :0


  5. Sam G. says:

    – You know you’re a homeschooler when you didn’t know “fall break” existed. (And it doesn’t make sense to you because, hey, school just started!)

    – You know you’re a homeschooler when you receive your first writing assignment on a book you’re not even halfway through yet. (I have a five-page essay on Pride and Prejudice . . .) 🙂


  6. Aynsley says:

    What about: You know you’re a homeschooler when part of your science lesson is watching your dad burn a ping pong ball in your front yard.
    You know you’re a homeschooler when you care about things like watching bunny’s eat the food you put out and waking your little siblings up from nap.


  7. redheadmom8 says:

    What a great list! They’re all so true. I had to laugh at the one about not knowing what grade you’re in. A few months ago, my son had a doctor appointment, and she asked him what grade he’s in. He hesitated and said, “Umm…9th?” I laughed and said, “No, you’re 9, so you’re in 4th grade.” The doctor must think I’m doing a terrible job. 😳

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