9. I memorized the Beatitudes for school.
8. My younger sisters and I could handily enter our make-believe land of the Eightabagilians on our lunch break, and then go right back to math when our time was up.
7. School bullies got spankings.
6. I learned that if I could get along with my seven year old sister who just tore apart my dolly, socializing with anyone would be a breeze.
5. I learned botany by planting a garden, home ec by making dinner, physical education by running a 12k, and literature by devouring every book in sight.
4. Peer pressure doesn’t have a grip on me: calling me a chicken won’t convince me to budge down that cliff on my sled if I don't want to do it, and daring someone to eat a crushed-up candy on the sidewalk will only give me the urge to throw it away.
3. I would have flunked algebra in public school. I also would have exhausted those poor teachers with all my questions. (If you still believe there are no stupid questions, then you haven't met me yet!)
2. I’ve never been to a football game in my life. (-:
But my number one reason I am grateful to have been homeschooled is…
1. I was discipled by my parents on a daily basis to be a follower of Jesus Christ. They taught me that “Christian” isn’t a robe you put on on Sundays. They taught me that “Christian” isn’t a blindfold you take off before the blinding light of intellectualism. They taught me that following Jesus Christ is a Sunday through Saturday endeavor that encompasses novels and algebra and little sisters and peer pressure and eventually harder things like death and sickness and disagreements. I thought I was just doing school, when in reality I was learning life and learning Christ.
If you were homeschooled, what do you have to add to this list?
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