Oh so bitter

I’ve debated linking to this list, because it is so deliciously snarky. But then I thought, who am I trying to kid, I love snark.

from The Bitter Homeschooler’s Wish List

6 Please stop telling us horror stories about the homeschoolers you know, know of, or think you might know who ruined their lives by homeschooling. You’re probably the same little bluebird of happiness whose hobby is running up to pregnant women and inducing premature labor by telling them every ghastly birth story you’ve ever heard. We all hate you, so please go away.

10 We didn’t go through all the reading, learning, thinking, weighing of options, experimenting, and worrying that goes into homeschooling just to annoy you. Really. This was a deeply personal decision, tailored to the specifics of our family. Stop taking the bare fact of our being homeschoolers as either an affront or a judgment about your own educational decisions.

15 Stop asking, “But what about the Prom?” Even if the idea that my kid might not be able to indulge in a night of over-hyped, over-priced revelry was enough to break my heart, plenty of kids who do go to school don’t get to go to the Prom. For all you know, I’m one of them. Finally, green tea extract is anti-carcinogenic by cheap cialis blocking carcinogen-DNA binding and later tumorigenesis. Perhaps most important, leaders must view their organizations purchase cheap levitra as learning communities. However, some men will not see any effects from buy levitra from india cute-n-tiny.com taking Propecia so you need to look for more natural treatments for your problems. Other strategies to combat the effects of impotence include: changing the way you live by getting buy cheap viagra http://cute-n-tiny.com/tag/gucci/ rid of wet dreams and premature ejaculation. I might still be bitter about it. So go be shallow somewhere else. (I didn’t go to Prom or Homecoming and don’t feel particularly scarred. But maybe I’m repressing.)

20 Stop saying that my kid is shy, outgoing, aggressive, anxious, quiet, boisterous, argumentative, pouty, fidgety, chatty, whiny, or loud because he’s homeschooled. It’s not fair that all the kids who go to school can be as annoying as they want to without being branded as representative of anything but childhood.

There’s even more snark: 25 items on the wish list! It’s a plethora of snark.

It’s from a new homeschooling magazine, The Secular Homeschooler. There are two free articles on line, this list and an interesting story of a woman fighting to get her son admitted to college. I’m not going to be subscribing because 1) I’m not a secular homeschooler and 2) I don’t do magazines (except the Smithsonian, which I love.) And also it’s a bit spendy for my budget. But I wish them success, and keep up the snark!

4 responses to “Oh so bitter”

  1. Anne Avatar

    #10 is my favorite!!! 🙂

    Thanks for sharing this. I’ll pass it along to my homeschooling friends.

  2. April Avatar


    I like #10, too. And can apply to any choice we make: from food to clothes to cat litter. Really people, my personal preferences aren’t a commentary on your choices.

  3. heather Avatar

    LOL! i quickly emailed that link to several friends.

    being as i’m pregnant with my fourth AND homeschooling, i would add- “don’t assume that b/c i’m a homeschooler with a big family that i’m catholic or mormon”

    and i love the pregnancy one- #6 awesome

  4. April Avatar


    I’m right there with you. Something about 4 (or more) kids just seems to freak people out. It must be that we’re addled or indoctrinated, cuz no sane person would have that many!

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