I realized yesterday that if someone, curious about homeschooling, asked me what I did with my kids last week my answer would very likely create an impression of our homeschooling that isn't true. My answer would be something like this;
"Well, Catherine continued to work on her Ancient Greek and grammar. We also started reading a really neat university text on Mathematics. Oh, and Catherine, Harry and I have been working our way through Tennyson's poems on King Arthur."
And I would answer that because heck, isn't it neat that we're doing all that?
Of course the questioner would start thinking we're a clan of awkward geeks obsessed with academics. That I'm not letting my kids be kids.
How to explain that after the Greek and grammar there were 3 hours of cartoon watching? That the Math text was read on the floor with Pokemons being used to illustrate a set? That Tennyson inspired ridiculous jokes (Catherine pointed out that I might not want to read a bit about children being spitted on stakes in front of Harry so we decided that in the future we'll replace that gory bit with the term, "kid kabobs.")? And nevermind the hours spent playing Harvet Moon or Spongebob Squarepants together on the Game Cube.
But then again, next time someone asks do I really want to be truthfull?
"Catherine continued to work on her ancient Greek and grammar and then entertained her brother with fart jokes for the rest of the morning."