It’s a curious thing, this homeschooling. There are so many things I love about it. The closeness (can’t peel them off me–EVER) with the children, the control over their environment, the classical training, the ability to impart Lutheran doctrine and practice, and even learning to be IN my house 24/7, are all reasons I’m beginning to embrace this lifestyle. I’m sure I’m not the only mom to struggle with the questions, “Are they doing enough”, “Am I pushing them too hard”, “Is bubble gum really THAT bad for their teeth?”
So, to calm my fears, I ordered achievement tests which I will be administering next week—in the most formal and ‘schoolhouse’ manner I can possibly muster up. I’m even gonna wear a teacher-ish outfit and wear my reading glasses on a string around my neck. It’s gonna be all school…all day. There will be an apple on the desk. We will say the Pledge of Allegiance. And then when I get ready to mail their answers in, I’m gonna enclose a copy of the following video, in hopes of a little extra credit. I’m sure the test won’t be able to extract from them all the wonderful things we’ve learned this year about the ancient Greeks and Romans. These two little girls have memorized more stuff than you can imagine. And who’s gonna test them on that? Who’s gonna ‘ooh’ and ‘ahhh’ at how smart they are? I guess we could have our own Honors Day, but we’ve done enough ‘presentations’ in front of the American girl dolls.
Therefore, I give you exhibit A. We don’t mess around here at Logos School. It’s all business. All the time. There is not one moment of the day we are not learning something. And I just have this teeny weeny need to prove to the world that I am not sitting around all day eating bon bons and watching Oprah. There is no time for nonsense when the forming of children’s minds is at stake. The girls recite for you a list of the most common Greek and Roman gods. In the most solemn, serious way. Our humble homeschool Honor’s Day presentation.