Monday, September 13, 2010

From the Mind of Gunnar

Gunnar, very sincerely - Mom, ya know what's really sad about public school?
Me - What?
Gunnar, in disbelief - They don't get to learn any history until middle school!  At first I thought (a friend) must not be payin' attention, but (another friend) told me it's true.  They don't learn any history.
Me - That is sad.
Gunnar - And ya know what else?
Me - What?
Gunnar, very animated - They have to learn about hum-an re-pro-duc-tion!  In elementary school!  That's embarrasin'!  And (yet another friend) says that most of the kids just laugh and make jokes while the teacher is talkin' about it!  Gee, they don't need to be teachin' that until... I don't know... college!
Well, kids need to hear about that from their parents.  Probably before college.  But not when they're little.

I love homeschool.


melanie said...

Awww ♥

I trust you gave that boy a big hug as you said, Thank you, Lord!

Happy day to you all :-)

The Squirrel said...

Oh, I'm sharing this one with lots of folks! Too good!


Everyday Mommy said...

Yes, yes and yes. This is why we homeschool.

Cutzi said...

Hee hee! I love it!

Now... try explaining "birth father" to a 5 year old..

That was a little impromptu lesson from me on hum-an re-pro-duc-tion.

Felicity said...

Me too!!

Mrs. Squirrel said...

Well spoken!

I agree completely. It was just fine hitting that aspect of biology in the Biology Class that we went through in High School.

No need to force that on little kids so early. Let them be kids for a while!


leah said...

"Hu-man Re-pro-duction!" Thanks for the chuckle! It is sad that kids don't learn history in elementary school. I'm trying to figure out a way to work some basic history into our preschool days (we were just in Rochester near the Erie Canal- I need to find a book for the boys on the Erie Canal)!

The dB family said...

Amen to that!!

H West said...

The reasons to homeschool grow bigger each day. . .

Organizing Mommy said...

Oh, was I supposed to teach that BEFORE the kid left for college? Oops.

Ann said...

Recently I saw a review of a children's book that told the story of several historical figures. The parent complained that she and the children felt it was too much history. My jaw just dropped! I love it when kids think history is an awesome and fun thing. Yay for homeschooling!!! Yay, Gunnar, for "getting it"!