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Funniest Homeschool Day EVER          

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It’s funny, because everyone expects me (aka Todd, the Funny guy) to have funny stories about everything … including homeschooling. And while I often do see the funny side of homeschooling, there aren’t many moments or days at our house where we just sit back and say, “Now THAT’S funny!”


Maybe it’s because the things we look back at as funny didn’t seem very funny at the time. In fact, the day or moment it was taking place probably seemed horrendous.


But here’s the deal; those things we think are so hard and horrible now will one day be the things we sit around and laugh about. It may be hard to believe, but you’re going to miss these times.


I know my wife has trouble seeing the funny side of homeschooling. There are days when I can “hear” them doing school, and it doesn’t sound funny to me either. But every once in a while, I walk upstairs to our attic schoolroom and check in on them, and this is what I see:


My wife snuggled under a blanket trying to keep warm as she reads a wonderful read aloud. No one seems to be listening because they’re dressed up as superman, a pirate, or in a pink flowing gown. They seem so full of life and excited about EVERYTHING … contorted in their chairs scribbling, writing … all the while my wife drones on with her eye on the clock.


Those moments make me smile and warm my heart because those are the moments I want to hang onto forever. You may not think they’re funny, but they are wonderful … and they are fleeting.


Be real,



PS. You may need some perspective in order to recognize these days as happy times. That’s why I drew FOUR volumes of homeschooling cartoons, to remind you to lighten up, smile more, and know that you’re not alone.

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