1. You go on a trip away from the kiddos and always return home with pencils and books. Keep it educational.
2. You lock your kids out of the house so they get fresh air. Or I’ll bet all moms do that?
3. You insist that you all sit outside in winter jackets on frozen fallen logs so you can enjoy some time in the great outdoors…with your math workbooks…in the middle of February.
4. Listening to the news instigates a half hour current events discussion, then history lesson, that is required. (This might apply more to our homeschool dad).
5. Your kids know to bring their history reading on the half hour drive to extracurriculars. And the historical contexts will be discussed before they get out for piano lessons or soccer practice.
6. Your kids’ birthday parties include full families.
7. Your 14 year old can independently do the weekly grocery shopping, even paying for it at the till (and they all know your PINs).
8. You get your kiddo to write a resume and cover letter at 14.
9. The 12 year old has started her catering business and invoiced her first customer, learning about capital costs and loan interest.
10. Your 9 year old makes her own sleepover breakfast for her friends: pancakes and sausages with fruit salad.
11. Your non-homeschooling friends expect you to arrive at their home en masse. All 6 of you.
12. You realize that you’ll have three kids gone for most of a summer week, and you think to yourself….ahhh, how do I find classes for the fourth? Even if they’re this cute…