Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The Brutal Days of Home School

This home school thing really gets tough sometimes. There is so much to learn and study some days I just don't know how we get it all done. Like, a few weeks ago the kids and I headed back to Furman for another Debate Lecture about the United States Policies towards Russia. 

I am not sure if my older three are learning much from these trips but I know Liz and I are learning a lot! 

We have already learned the Swans really like us. When they see us standing by the pond they come right over. 

We studied Puddle Jumping 101 

There was a cloud class. . .and strangely enough, we did really well in that one. It was even a little relaxing. . .  But promise you won't tell anyone. We don't like to brag about how smart we are. Sometimes people find these college classes really hard. 

Even though we did really well in the cloud class, I think we smoked the stopping to smell the roses class 100. 

These Home School days at Furman are brutal I tell you!  

So brutal, we had to stop for ice cream. 


Did I say Furman was brutal? 

Gee, I thought Furman was tough. . .but it has nothing on Clemson.  The debate club took our little class to Clemson last week. 

There were more Lectures about Russia that we had to attend. There was a lesson on how to use the college  library and a tour of the school. Clemson is a great big school! The lecture was tough. 

Kathryn seemed to love this school and fit right in. 

After the lecture, tour and library class Matthew and Stephen visited with friends toured the school and talked about the future. 

Liz and I attended a journalism class and  interviewed the Elite.  

They shared their thoughts on the war and how tough things were for them. We took some time to really ponder things and then we went back to our brutal home school life. 

There was little time to waste. The leaf  throwing class was about to begin and these Clemson Tigers don't mess around. When it is time for class it IS time for class. 

There was a final run the grounds 


It was time to call it a day. Yes! Sometimes these home school days can be brutal. But don't worry, we try to take it easy and enjoy each other every now and then. 


  1. I used to home school and have never regretted it. For my oldest son, I home schooled through 6th grade. The most I taught at one time was 4 under 11. And one baby. Good times and I know it is what formed their beings. I will enjoy following you! And it looks like you aced the leaf blowing class. The field is spotless.

  2. I enjoyed reading your post and seeing the photos. It's always good to read a fellow homeschoolers blog, I know there are more out there I just haven't got to them yet.

    I'm finally remembering to leave comments for other. I don't do that very often, sometimes due to the dial-up I have to deal with. Other times I"m in a rush.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment.

  3. I'm lovin' the must wear black tights!

    I'm homeschooling five of our 9 now and some days - well they are doing me in :-)

    Only by His grace do I even desire to do it again on those days!


  4. Sweet shots, looked like a fun trip. I love listening to lectures :) Not many people can say that haha!

  5. Looks like a lot of fun, these photos are great.

    I love her outfit, I read the previous post about it, so cute!

  6. We don't homeschool so thank you for sharing. Lots of great photos and lovely BW.

    Erika B

  7. I admire you. make it so fun. Great pictures. I especially love the one of Liz and her big brother.
    Keep up the fantastic work
    God bless.

  8. I loved the pics and the narrated story that went with cute...While I do not homeschool..I always love to read about people who you a little insight...and I use some of these tips with the kids as soon as they walk in at I can re-inforce their lessons of the day..

  9. I enjoyed this, beautiful pictures

  10. Great pictures and very interesting experiences. Have a terrific Thursday!

  11. Homeschooling in Arkansas is very popular. from statistics I read, the homeschoolers do as well as the public school in all facets, except maybe socialization. I am sure my idea of solcialization would be entirely different from those who do surveys and statistics!

  12. I so enjoyed reading about and seeing your day with your wonderful kids. Great pictures. And I think we all should be so lucky to have 'brutal' days such as this one. :-)
    I aplaud and admire your homeschooling - I could have never done it. phew.

    Love to you and yours

  13. Hi Lisa,
    Great pictures on how to enjoy life in the fast lane. I am saving an article on Debate for you that tells how worth while it is.
    I think that the kids are learning more at home then they do in school on how to get along in a family.
    See you at the race.

  14. I don't home school, but imagine that it is like anything else you just have to do the very best you can. Somethings will have to fall to the side, but as long long as your children are happy then that is all that matters.


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