13 Reasons Why. . . I am/am not a stereotypical homeschooler

Sorry if that title threw you into a loop :P

So I know a lot of people throw all homeschoolers into the same category, they stereotype us. So these are



AM


1. I don't have social media

    But is that a bad thing?? I mean, it's not like I'm going to DIE because I'm not on Instagram

2. I love writing

     How is this a stereotypical homeschooler thing? Well, all my homeschool friends write and kids that go to school always give me that "Aaah! It's because you're a HOMESCHOOLER" when I tell them I love writing.

3. I love reading

     Yeah, I know that there are school-kids that love to read, but, c'mon, you put in "Stereotypical homeschooler" and you get "loves to read"

4. I've read all of Jane Austen's novels

     In less than a month :P I haven't met a school-kid that has read all of them.

5. I've read LotR and listened to The Hobbit

     OKAY. GIVEN. I JUST READ THEM. But at music camp I asked my friends there if they had read them and they were like, "Nooo...." I EVEN HAD A HOMESCHOOL FRIEND TELL ME THAT I WAS BREAKING A HOMESCHOOL STEREOTYPE BY NOT READING THEM.

6. I have a blog

     Have you noticed that almost all (not all, but ALMOST all) of the bloggers here are homeschoolers/homeschool grads. Uh-huh, y'all can put the pieces together

7. I've seen all of the extended LotR movies

     Who would spend all that time watching all of the LotR extended movies except a homeschooler who has read all the book (and then give out snarky comments and cry at all the right parts)?

8. I do school in my pj's sometimes

      I've been caught....

9. I believe in God

      So I know that not all homeschoolers are Christian's, but a good part peoples.

10. I play some type of musical instrument

      My violin teacher was homeschooled, her mom teaches my siblings, and like half of her students are homeschooled.

11. If you play a composer I know well (e.g. Mozart, Bach, Vivaldi) without telling me who it is, I can most likely (90%) tell you who it is

     We listen to a lot of classical music!

12. I wear a mantilla

     So I know that this is more for Roman Catholic Homeschoolers, but yeah, a lot of Catholic homeschoolers (not all, a lot of my homeschool friends don't veil) wear mantillas.

13. I've read the Chronicles of Narnia multiple times

     The Chronicles of Narnia is like the Lord of the Rings for younger kids. IF YOU HAVEN'T READ THEM YOU'RE NOT A TRUE HOMESCHOOLER.



AM NOT

1. I actually have friends that are not my siblings

     WHAT?? NO ONE TOLD ME THAT HOMESCHOOLERS HAVE REAL FRIENDS. Yeah, no. I have a lot of friends.

2. I have friends/come in close contact with "school-kids"

     AND I'M STILL ALIVE. Yeah, I'm the only homeschooler in my orchestra, and then there's swim team, and dance. So I actually have seen a real "school-kid".

3. I listen to pop music

     I've been listening to it for about a year, BUT HEY.

4. I KNOW WHO TAYLOR SWIFT IS

     And not just Taylor Swift, BUT OTHER FAMOUS PEOPLES ALSO.

5. I actually leave my house a lot

     Yeah, that thing about homeschoolers never leaving their house, listen to this: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday we have to drive about 15 minutes to get to dance. Wednesday we drive 15 minutes to get to music and then later we drive about 25 minutes to get to orchestra. And then don't forget the Friday's we drive 40 minutes to get to organ. Right, I NEVER leave my house.

6. I have trouble with school sometimes

     Yeah, not all homeschoolers breeze through school. Sure, 8 out of 10 I get A's, BUT THAT DOESN'T MEAN I DON'T HAVE ANY TROUBLE WITH IT

7. I have electronic devices

     Yep, the laptop I'm writing this on right now and the iPod I share with my brother (fuuun....)

8. I actually can talk to other people

     YEAH

     A friend and I had like a 2 hour discussion on the Civil War. Go figure

9. I watch television

    Uh-Huh, NOT ALL HOMESCHOOLERS ARE BANNED FROM THE SCREEN

10. I don't live in a hut in the middle of the woods

    Yeah, last time I checked, I lived in a pretty big neighborhood

11. I don't spend all my time studying

   That's right. I read, watch TV, write, do violin, go to dance.

12. I'm not anti-social

    Like I said before, I have a lot of friends, both homeschooled and non-homeschooled

13. I don't condemn people for not being a homeschooler

    It seems like a lot of people think that homeschoolers find out that someone isn't homeschooled and goes, "OH MY GOSH??!?!?!??!?! ARE YOU STUPID???"

And, y'all, a lot of this was sarcasm.

10 comments:

  1. Another thing to add to the list of "Am"s

    Very, very sarcastic

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  2. OH YES. AMEN TO ALL THE ABOVE.

    I was technically homeschooled, as well as my brothers. I can relate to every single one of these.

    Catherine
    catherinesrebellingmuse.blogspot.com

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    1. Haha yes xD It's so funny how so many homeschoolers can relate to each other xD

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  3. LOVEEE THIS POST!!!! SO TRUE!!

    What really gets me is when they ask if I have a life. Like, HMMM I DON'T KNOW, I SPEND MY DAYS IN FREEDOM WHILE YOU SIT IN CLASSROOMS SO MAYBE I SHOULD ASK /YOU/ IF YOU HAVE A LIFE!!! XD

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    1. EXACTLY. I love how Blimey Cow puts it. Something a long the lines of, "Wait, so you spend 8 hours in a classroom while I get up at 6 to get all my school-work done and then build a tire swing with the neighbors' kids (who are also homeschooled) yet I'm the one with no life??"
      These school-kids have an odd train of thought XP

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  4. I’ve noticed that like almost all bloggers are homeschooled! Love this post 😊

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  5. How did I not find your blog before today?! I'm just in shock.

    I'm homeschooled too, although technically I'm already finished with high school. But that's not unusual for homeschoolers, I think. Can't wait to read more!

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    1. Hey Fawnabelle! Thank you for stopping by! :D

      Haha, yep, all my homeschool friends plan on finishing highschool xD

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~Ceci