Saturday, March 14, 2009

For my fellow homeschoolers...

Are you the stereotypical homeschooler? X the boxes that apply to you.

Growing up/now
[x] Girls: Own/have owned a denim jumper [unfortunately yes when I was about 13.... but we were never required to wear dresses except to church; we just had to dress modestly]
[x] You were at least 13 when you got your first "trendy" haircut [I was probably about 13 when I decided that I actually needed layers in my hair...]
[x] Everything in your closet at some time was referred to as modest
[x] You do/have tucked things in that shouldn't be tucked in [but not anymore! haha i hope my fashion sense has improved!]
[] You have been a member of at least 2 co-ops
[x] Your mom drives a van of some sort [an awesome great big red van that you can see almost a mile away!! :)]
[x ] You have at least one childhood picture where you, your mom, and all you siblings matched [sort of--we were all wearing red shirts i think or something like that. we didn't have outfits made out of the same fabric though. but emily and i did wear matching dresses some in kindergarten]
[ ] You are/were/will be a PSEO Student
[x] At some point in your life you were more comfortable with adults than kids your own age
[x] Have studied ways to defend your beliefs, debate, and/or create laws
[x] Used uber conservative A Beka or Bob Jones curriculum
Total: 9

[x] You use big words that most adults could not use in conversation
[x] You can use the words sublime, epiphany, and cognizant correctly
[ ] You have a favorite word.
[] You have an understanding of Latin root words and how to use them
[x] People from the outside world are referred to as "public schoolers" [oh definitely! haha]
[x]You or one of your siblings knits. [actually, I crochet. ;) I'm still learning how to knit.]
[x] You laugh at the decline in literacy in America
[x] You score constantly higher than "public schoolers" on standardized tests.
[] You have no concept of cafeteria food [i wish i could "x" this one but i work in a hospital!]
[x] Family vacations are/ can be referred to as "Field Trips" [sort of... we took "field trips" on the "vacations"]
[x] Traveling on said vacations have included stopping at historical site markers along the way [almost always! but i love history so i loved this!]
[x] You have never been in a public elementary school, middle school, or high school during regular school hours (any or all of the above)
[x] You have gone to or been involved in a homeschool convention [both actually]
Total so far: 19

[x] You read books on a regular basis [I'm in the middle of about 3 or 4 right now! all different kinds of books, of course.]
[ ] You have taken part in a political protest
[x] You were a Pride and Prejudice fan before the movie [I read the book at least 7 times in high school. You should read it too!]
[x] You were a Lord of the Rings fan prior to the movie [Actually I'd never read Lord of the Rings, but I read The Hobbit many times]
[x] You were a Chronicles of Narnia fan before the movie
[x] You speak a language other than English [learning to speak Spanish.... not too good yet though]
[x] You dream of dating characters from books instead of celebrities. [not anymore...and i never wanted to date celebrities... I've only ever been interested in people I know. The characters in the books, though.... well, don't you kind of get to know them? ;)]
Total so far: 25

It (has been) assumed that you:...[since I'm in college now most people don't assume these things but when I was in grade school they often did]
[ ] Have won many spelling bees
[x] Have no social life [definitely not true]
[x] Have no friends of the opposite gender [not true]
[x]Are extremely inept [haha... this may be somewhat true! lol j/k; i'm just clumsy sometimes]
[x] Only listen to classical music [it actually puts me to sleep most of the time (unless I'm playing it)]
[x] Play piano or the violin [I've played the piano for almost 15 years]
[x] you not own a pair of trendy jeans. [not true]
[x] Have no knowledge of drugs or alcohol [haha I have no personal knowledge but is that a bad thing?!]
[x] Don't date, only court. [sort of false... I guess we are kind of more "conservative daters" now; it depends on your definition of courting. I've never been on a date if that's what it's talking about!]
[x] you Have never been to a "party"
[x] Know no other beliefs other than what your family believes
Total so far:35

You have been asked more than 10 times in your life:
[x] If you wear pajamas to school
[x] If you get perfect grades because your mom grades you [definitely was not true!!]
[] If your mom teaches you or if somebody else's mom does
[x] How do you meet people
[x] Why you aren't in school
[x] If you get days off whenever you want [we didn't...even though we always begged for our birthdays off we never got them. a lot of times we even had school on saturdays to catch up if we had taken a day off during the week for something else.]
[] If you're going to be homeschooled through college [i've never heard that one!]
[x] If you have a big family [I'm one of five kids. Not too big, really]
[] What your parents are protecting you from
[] To quote something famous
[x] For the answer, because supposedly homeschoolers always have all the answers
Total so far: 42

You have "rebelled" by:
[x] Listening to "worldly music" [haha this one cracks me up b/c my sister and I used to "sneak" and listen to country music in high school. then we found out our parents knew all along and didn't actually disapprove of anything except the sneaking part!]
[] Wearing black fingernail polish
[] Wearing tight clothes or letting your midriff show or showing off what color of boxers you are wearing
[x] Watching a *gasp* PG-13 movie
[] Breaking dress code
[x] Listening to music with a beat
[] Dancing. Especially dances that involve contact for longer than 2 seconds. With somebody of the opposite gender.
subtract this from total: 39


1-10 You're not really a just do school at home
11-21 You're a homeschooler, but not what the world expects
22-32 You're a homeschooler
33-? Congrats you're the stereotypical homeschooler