My son and I wrote this poem. He would say it was mostly him but I would have to disagree. Hope you enjoy.
‘Twas the night before Tuesday, and all through the house,
Each homeschooler was stirring, not hush as a mouse.
Remembering what they had learned yesterday,
And anxiously awaiting a field trip, next day.
The books were all nestled next to the trombone,
And a science experiment on top of the phone.
If you walked just downstairs, on that cold winter’s night,
The sight awaiting would be a slight fright.
With the cookbooks! And music! (But not such a mess)
Markers! A Star Map! And a half game of chess!
Mom had hung up the keys for the automobiles
For the following Wednesday, they gave Meals on Wheels.
And up in their beds, the three children where waiting,
By reading, and drawing, and Lego creating.
At eight a.m. sharp, all three jumped out of bed,
And into ol’ Mom’s room they hurriedly fled.
“Hey Mom, can we please just get going today,
To the zoo, or 4H, or Shakespearean play?”
Mom slowly rolled over, she buried her head,
“We just went last week,” she wearily said.
“So what!” all three kidlings shouted out quickly,
“You must not feel good Mom, you’re acting quite sickly!”
“You don’t want to go to a field trip or class,
Spend the day at the library finding books about glass,”
“Play scrabble, and sled with good friends at the park,
Or see how quick our eyes adjust in the dark,”
“Computer programming, and hamburger frying,
Shoveling sidewalks, and paper plane flying.”
“I’m joking,” their Mom said, “And, Oh, By the way”
“Today we’ll go, tomorrow; in PJ’s reading all day”
Mom is thankful to witness every tooth that falls out
And know what the novel the kids are reading is about
Pleased that while looking up Alexander the Great
Follows many interesting tangents without wait.
At the Museum that day the whole family had fun,
With their MHA membership, tickets cheaper a ton.
For learning was something they did throughout life
They followed their interests and dreams without strife.
Being Actors, and Writers, and Artists and Drummers,
Skaters, and Jugglers, and Swimmers, and Plumbers,
Cooks, and Reporters, and Pink Ballet Dancers,
Train Engineers, and Business Financers.
At the Top of the World!
Their minds set ablaze!
Yeah, Homeschooling, Homeschooling, Homeschooling Days!