31 January 2009

Mrs Spaghetti

This is my first year homeschooling, actually it is not homeschooling, but is cyber schooling. My 10th grader does her classes online but my second grader has me as a teacher. She has complained about not having classmates since the first week of school. Shortly into the school year she made up a classroom of kids. I have somewhat tolerated it except when it interfered with school.
On Friday I was Mrs Spaghetti and "Samantha" raised her hand to ask to use the bathroom, then "Johnny" did the same. That is when I said that we could not have anymore interruptions. Inside I was laughing a little. Where did she get Mrs Spaghetti from?
I was wondering if anyone else out there had any issues with similar disruptions. We go to outings frequently, meet with friends, and are at church twice a week where she sees other friends. I am thinking of visiting a friend who uses the same school that we do. I think it will be great for Lizzy to see her friend, Julia, in her typical school day. Does anyone have any advice? Thanks. Jnet


  1. It sounds like you have a very imaginative little girl on your hands who isn't sure she wants you to be anyone but mummy. I wouldn't read too much into it at this time. Children like to push those buttons don't they?Good Luck

  2. Hang in there! I thought you had always homeschooled, you sound like a pro and have so many creative ideas! We had homeschooled for a year, then tried the public school for a year, and suffered the same thing. It took that whole year for us to get over the fact that we were not a public school. We are now going on our 6th year straight of homeschool.
    Learn to live and learn together, rather than be a public school in your home. Cherish this time getting to know your children, training them into young christian ladies, and living life. Include the school in there, but remember, you are not trying to do public school in your home.
    Let them emerge at their own pace, and indulge in them being them. All the rest does come in time.
    Don't give up, the first year back home was the hardest, especially for me as I felt I couldn't live up to the standards and creativity of the "professionals". Now, none of our kids has any desire to be at public school, and we are all seeing how much we love homeschool.
    Remember, it is a new thing for your daughter to not have something to do for 40 hours a week, except just live! Hope that helps! Terri

  3. I agree with both these comments. However, it's only my second year and I have boys, so it's just so different. I don't know what else to say, except that it sure made for a cute post... what an imagination! :o)


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