There are pros and cons of being homeschooled.
Pro: You don't have to wake up too early. Mark rolls out of bed and watches Netflix (and eats a bean burrito...his favorite breakfast). After awhile I call him upstairs. In his pajamas.
Con: It's a snow day here and Braeden and Emma don't need to go to school but Mark does.
Pro: When you are homeschooled your parents sometimes take you on trips like London, Disneyland, Palm Desert while everyone else is in school.
Con: When you are not homeschooled, you have to stay home and go to school while everyone else is in school.
Pro: You can do your schoolwork at a desk, on a couch, on the floor, upside down with your feet in the air. On a boat, with a goat. (Horace)
Con: You don't learn how to taunt. The other night we were playing Qwirkle (which is a very fun game incidentally) and Braeden and Emma were attempting to provoke each other. "Something something trash, I burn it?" Braeden said. "What is that? How does that go?"
Emma said, "I don't play with trash, I burn it?"
Braeden said, "No, that doesn't seem right."
Then they turned to me. "Mom, how does that go? We didn't go to elementary school."
"Well, I did," Emma said. "I went to sixth grade." Accuracy is key to her happiness.
"Not enough," Braeden said, "We didn't learn this stuff."
I said, "Someone says, 'make me' and you say, 'I don't make trash, I burn it.'"
I know I've told them this gem of wisdom before but just like everything else:
1) They don't listen (unless I say "time to eat").
2) They only remember about half of what I teach them.
Poor homeschooled kids.