View Poll Results: Which of the following do you admit to having done in 2010?

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  • Talking smack about public schooling...in FRONT of a school teacher

    15 44.12%
  • Finally flipping out and flipping off someone who asked your kids why they aren't in school today

    1 2.94%
  • Writing an angry blog post about your local religious homeschool group

    5 14.71%
  • Sneaking off to find that old bag of "herbs" you have hidden after a particularly stressful day

    3 8.82%
  • Counted a trip to see family as a field trip since you got to study jackasses up close and personal

    11 32.35%
  • Threatened to send your kids to boarding school where they'll WISH they had a teacher as nice as you

    20 58.82%
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    Wink Weekly Poll: True Confessions

    It's the end of the year. Heck. It's the end of a DECADE! What better time is there to clear the air, shrug off that guilt, and start fresh than by a good ole' game of "True Confessions??"

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    Which of the following will you admit to having done in the last year??

    And, of course, feel free to confess OTHER, less heinous grievances in the comments below.
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    I only chose "the boarding school option" because the bags of herbs have been long gone. If there had been any, I can assure you, that would have helped alleviate the "boarding school" threat. And of course, I am not at all proud I threatened boarding school (in fairness, that was before I started homeschooling...and I haven't thought about it since).

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    LMAOOOOOOOOO Guilty of all of it, but not all this year. Since all I have is the little ones.

    ( By "herbs" I assume you mean oregano LOL )
    Last edited by StartingOver; 12-15-2010 at 03:00 PM.

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    I checked the boarding school option, but in our case its PS, when DD doesn't want to do what she's suppose to do at all I tell her, hey you've got to pay attention, etc because she does have a "Supporting Teacher" through the HSAP and this usually gets her attention because she knows she doesn't want to go back to public school. So I'm guilty of that. And the "bag of herbs" has been gone from here quite awhile now, but at this point ( I just found out that I do have to have gall bladder surgery within the next month) my back hurts so bad, if I DID find one of those, my next step would either be papers or pop can. Immediately.

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    The public elementary school is literally across the street from us. I have threatened LG to just pack his pencil box and haul his bottom over there when he was resisting school to a particularly unnerving degree. Let me tell you, it worked! He has no experience with ps, but he's pretty sure he does not want to go there, since there's no playing trains or taking a break from math to build a Lego castle there.

    I have had confrontations of sorts with family members who are teachers, too. I have not gone so far as to talk badly about ps to them, but we have definitely disagreed as to whether or not parents are capable of teaching their own children. I get a lot of pushing from family and friends for where we live. Apparently, people equate good test scores with good schooling, and cannot figure out why we would choose not to partake in such a thing.
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    I've been known to threaten to send the kids to school. It's actually a really bad thing to do - what if they ever have to go to school for some reason or other ? They'll think it's a punishment. So I'm really trying not to do that anymore.

    Lately I've been leaning towards the angry post option

    My girls have a great come back to nosy people who say to them "No school today ?" They just smile really sweetly and say "Nooo" holding the smile and the person's gaze for a bit. Then silence. People usually get the 'none of your business' message.

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    I must not have been homeschooling long enough yet because I can't say that I've done any of those things. We've only been at it since Sept. though so I'm sure it will happen. I guess the best I've got is when DS is complaining about having to start his work and I remind him that if he were in school he would have been out of the house over an hour ago.
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    I've just started homeschooling but I'm already ready to strangle the neighbor who wonders why my dd is not in the fantastic local public school and that it must be nice to "be on an extended vacation by homeschooling". LOL, I wish It does make be want to move off the grid or something (not really but darn is it annoying)

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    Substitute herbs for other liquids and you've got me.

    Most folks are far more disturbed by the fact that my kids don't eat meat than the fact that they go to school at the kitchen table. I should probably store up a list of snappy returns for the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hampchick View Post
    I must not have been homeschooling long enough yet because I can't say that I've done any of those things. We've only been at it since Sept. though so I'm sure it will happen.
    Me, neither. Though I did tell my husband one day (very sarcastically) that I was going to buy myself a big bottle of single malt liquor when he asked why I needed some cash from his wallet. It was just that kind of morning and I didn't take kindly to being interrogated on top of it all.

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