I posted a few days ago my quick answer when people comment about not being able to stay home with their children. A few readers wanted to know if I had any other quick replies to the comments or questions we are asked. I wrote a post last year but I know most people don't read the archives so I'll repost it here.
About our family size
You have your hands full.
No just one hand (with 5 fingers held high) I'm working on the second hand (lifting one finger on the other hand.)
Don't you know what causes this?
No, please explain it to me.
I can't afford to have that many children.
I can't afford not to.
Are you done yet?
Done with what?
Why did you have so many children?
They are my social security. And you'd better treat them well, they are yours too!
About Home Educating
What do you have to do to homeschool?
Have a baby. Then with a wink I add, it gets dad involved right from the start.
Do you make your kids take tests?
Only if they have strep.
In the grocery store, someone said, "No school today?"
Yes, school's in session and you're their teacher, so look smart.
Why do you homeschool?
Because I don't want my life centered around my children's education.
Huh? how's that again.
And my personal favorites come from my son
Do you ever want to go to public school?
No they don't have a refridgerator.
No school today?
School is life and life is school you never stop learning.
If you have any answers you'd like to share, I'd love to hear them.
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