I Can Homeschool Here or There…I Can Homeschool ANYWHERE

 The way I figure it, most homeschooling is done at home.  I mean, the term spa-schooling hasn’t seemed to take off yet.  And if people are bar-schooling, they aren’t admitting it.  So the majority of homeschoolers seem to actually do some or most of their educating within their four walls.  And it’s a good thing, too.  Have you ever visited a curriculum fair?  If homeschooling families are cramming even one one-thousandth of that stuff into their dens and dining rooms, there is no way that homeschooling can be very “portable.” 

Not true for the Topsies.  Our slogan is: Have laptop, will travel.  We can homeschool almost anywhere.  From California to the New York Island, from the Redwood forest, to the Gulf Stream Waters…well the waters that sport a Wi-Fi connection, anway.  That’s one of the tremendous advantages of using an online curriculum.  Your education is never farther than your PC.


It is a very environmentally friendly way to homeschool, as well.  While the Smiths and Smythes are depleting the rain forest as they write paper after paper on the endangerment of the rain forests, we are happily hitting our SAVE key and saving the planet.  While the Jones and Jonesboroughs are sending poor Seabiscuit to an early grave as they paste stars and planets onto their milky-way posterboard, the Topsies are busy watching how the planets rotate and orbit in an online simulation.  Imagine how excited Al Gore must be that his invention is not only connecting the world, but saving it as well.  That man really earned that Nobel, if you ask me.

But there are days when being so portable can be a drag.  Like when your mom has an appointment, and asks you to come over and homeschool at her house so you oversee her ongoing remodeling project.   Or when your church expects you to homeschool on the pews so you can help set up for the bizarre.  Or when your friend asks you meet her for coffee (darn those wi-fi friendly Starbucks!) to explain how she just has to get out of her dead-end relationship with her dead-beat boyfriend.  On those days, I can easily get a bit of pre-tech homeschool envy.  I can picture myself sitting cozily on the couch flipping through lesson planners and textbooks as my kiddos sit at my feet, singing Kum-ba-ya, filling in worksheets, and pasting things to each other………Oh dear!  I think I just snorted part of my Grande Mocha Java on some man’s briefcase.

Nope, I’m afraid we’ve gone too far to turn back now.  If you need us….we’ll be homeschooling at the Y today…see you there!


One Response

  1. This is great! Your humor is just awesome throughout this entire post; you have great comedic timing. You also incorporate good graphics to compliment what you’ve written. Great job!

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