Putting the "Self" in "Paralyzing Self-Consciousness" since the 20th century.
posted by Quinn Cummings at 12:56 PM
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Not even the closed door, obviously inefficient "writing, do not disturb" hand lettered sign and the bared fangs greeting them get the message across. And when I'm reading something? That's considered not "doing" anything. I think I'd be a felon if I homeschooled.
Think how Ma Ingalls felt--not only was she the only parent in the house (while Pa was out in the fields or hunting or whatever), but she was raising at three or four daughters, teaching them, running the household, doing all those chores without the aid of electricity or washing machines AND literally hours away from any other children or mothers to help take the edge off. Not even a telephone.Of course, I don't know that Mary or Laura ever learned French, and I'm sure they would never have been so rude as to correct Ma's accent if they did.
Former homeschooler of twins here. You need to join homeschooling groups. Groups that teach certain subjects like science and math where you can get away from your daughter for an hour or so. Plus she'll blossom when she's got other kids to play with on park days.
...and my friends wonder why I (also a homeschooling mom) answer their emails at 2:00 a.m.---everyone's asleep, nobody needs me for ANYTHING, and best of all the dishes are done and won't be dirtied for hours!
I have two friends home schooling, For one its a full time job, she has 5 children. The have a classroom in their home. She uses all their friends to educate their children, I spent 6 years sailing in the Caribbean. I have spent several afternoons. with my logs and a map telling stories. Mom, I hope to say this, you have no time of your own till your child is educated. Thats you near full time endeavor.
Quinn,I'm so glad I found this blog. I googled you to find out what had become of you. I loved you when I was in high school and you starred in "Family." Today, while surfing I found your twin--Abigail Mavity. She was on a Hallmark movie, "A Kiss at Midnight." I hope she grows up to be as smart and creative as you.--Ruby Slippers
I know I'm late to the party and you've probably finished chapters and even whole books by now but I had to comment. Been homeschooling my two kids for something like 8 years (they've never been to school). I love it when my oldest asks if I've seen a particular article in the newspaper. The answer is usually that I haven't, for the same reasons you've mentioned in the video! Well, it's a but easier with two, they can play together. We are super relaxed homeschoolers but they are still with me all the time. It's got it's ups and downs, definitely.
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