Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Homeschool cliches and bad bears...

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.

"Dear 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.


Lisa said...

Oh they are good ones. You might as well keep them they will grow out of the cute soon and no one else will want them. ;) Enjoy this time. It will not come again.
Hugs, Lisa
ps now why can't you find any lessons in this?? Come on. Count the cupcakes SOMETHING. hehe

Kimberly said...

Wow, I can only hope my kids are as creative and imaginative! Cute story!

Left-Handed Housewife said...

Wow, I loved reading this. What creative, fun girls! I bet you're glad you're homeschooling.


Jo said...

Hi Sarah, that wonderful,creative play is one of my favourite things about homeschooling, and I too find I cannot interrupt a really creative game with lessons...I am afraid the girls may have worked this out though, and are possibly using it to their advantage...

mgster said...

Oh, Sara! As a preschool teacher I can tell you that I just eat this kind of stuff up! You've just gotta love the creative minds of children. This just made me smile. :)

Anonymous said...

I laughed out loud at teddy in diaper pants. Love those sister moments too. xo Mari