You know you're a homeschooler when . . .

I got this in an email from Sonlight and thought I would share, it's a really good laugh!
Happy Labor Day!

Someone started a thread on a Sonlight humor forum: "You know you're a homeschooler when . . . ." I laughed out loud at some of the responses. They ring so TRUE.

You know you're a homeschooler when . . .

. . . your kids are in the kiddie pool playing Lewis and Clark, paddling down the river with lacrosse sticks. -Jen

. . . you find yourself and your guests at your birthday party, at 10pm, embroiled in a lively discussion of the heart's size and function . . . with your five year old, who just had to get out of bed and ask because she couldn't sleep until she knew! -Eddie

. . . people ask to borrow books from you because it's closer than the library with almost as varied a collection. -Christine

. . . your 6-year-old's Christmas list reads: Liquid Nitrogen, Magnets, Rock Tumbler, Soil PH meter! -corrabelle

. . . your school uniform is pajamas. -home4learning

. . . you go to the greenhouse to buy herbs and start talking to the kids about the different kinds of plants. Then one of the workers asks if you work there! -Donna

. . . your daughter's dance bag has more books than dance shoes in it. -Carla

. . . you don't think about (but your friends are all talking about) school registration next year—or how many days until you go back to school. -Carrie

. . . the doctor's/dentist's/hairdresser's office is happy to schedule your child's appointment because you don't want one after 3pm or during a school holiday. Or you can take advantage of off-season rates because you make your own school holidays. -Carla

. . . the neighbor kids come over to play with your math manipulatives. -kmsouth82

. . . your two kids are playing William Wilberforce in the backyard with their friends and they are the only ones who aren't confused. -storybook mum

. . . you suggest to your 7-year-old that he could pretend to be king and sister could be the queen and he says, "Naw, I'd rather be Alexander the Great. He had an entire empire." -SewLittleTime

Have you been homeschooling for some time? Perhaps you have a story that "explains" when you know you're a homeschooler? I'd love to hear from you. Feel free to email me at president@sonlight.com.