There are stereotypes, cliches even, about homeschoolers.
People imagine that homeschoolers are weird and dorky.
My kids have always been weird, the little one especially. They have also found a way which is guaranteed to get me to postpone lessons. All they have to do is play together.
A few days ago those clever and wily homeschoolers devised a plan to both make me abandon their lessons and allow them cake.
Lily has two bears, Teddy and Bella. Bella is a good little bear. She cleans her room and is polite.
Then there's Teddy. Teddy has trouble pronouncing "r's". Recently, he smoked some cigars and threw up. He is impulsive and a little rude. We love him anyway.
Rebecca and Lily decided to have a birthday party for Bella. Teddy had trouble not being the center of attention.
They played Pin the Tail on Teddy. Teddy cheats.
After Teddy got in trouble for cheating there was cake.
Teddy has a strange life. I find him in weird places. Sometimes I just find pictures of him in my camera that Lily has taken of him.
Why is Teddy sitting outside wearing only a diaper? I do not have the answers people.
Lily and Teddy share a birthday and when it was Teddy's birthday Rebecca made sure that Bella made a card for Teddy.
Even though you are loud and annoying I love you.
Love, Aunty Becca"
I don't think that Rebecca had a lot of trouble channeling this sentiment.
My homeschoolers may be weird, but I cherish their play. To be a sister and to be loved, even if you are loud and annoying is quite a gift.