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This Is What Home Schooling Looks Like

In addition to my freelance work, I tutor home schooled kids three days a week. (Have to justify that teaching license somehow!) My tutoring kids are also my cousin’s children, and they’re awesome. Of course, school for them is about as formal as freelancing work is for me, in that you can do it in your jammies most days. Here I give you the face of home schooling: skull-printed footie pajamas and a scowl.

In related news, today Simon made it clear that he had absolutely no interest in learning how to compute compound and simple interest. Neither do I, Simon. Neither do I.



Blessed Are the Poor (And They’ve Got Game)

8:14 pm · category: Simon Says, The Whole Fam Damnly

The other day Simon was “explaining” to his mom what the different team colors meant for the Pee Wee basketball teams.

“The purple team wears purple because they need to practice more,” he said. “And the team that wears white are the poor kids.”

“How do you know they’re poor?” Kim asked.

“Because they’re on Jesus’s team,” he replied. Kim cocked her head in curiosity. “Everybody knows Jesus plays with the poor kids, Mom,” Simon explained.

What cracked me up about this is that Simon has never been to church in his entire life.