Monday, September 11, 2017


Most of you actually went to a school outside your home, but you got the major portion of your education at home.  My Ducky, Carole, sent me this & I can't argue with it;

Most of our generation -- 60 plus years were Home Schooled in many ways.

   My mother taught me TO APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE:
"If you're going to kill each other, do it outside. I just finished cleaning."

    My mother taught me RELIGION:
"You better pray that will come out of the carpet."

    My father taught me about TIME TRAVEL:
"If you don't straighten up, I'm going to knock you into the middle of next week!"

    My father taught me LOGIC:
"Because I said so, that's why!”

    My mother taught me MORE LOGIC:
"If you fall out of that swing and break your neck, you're not going to the store with me."

    My mother taught me FORESIGHT:
"Make sure you wear clean underwear, in case you're in an accident."

   My father taught me IRONY:
"Keep crying and I'll give you something to cry about."

    My mother taught me about the science of OSMOSIS:
"Shut your mouth and eat your supper."

    My mother taught me about CONTORTIONISM:
"Just you look at that dirt on the back of your neck!"

    My mother taught me about STAMINA:
"You'll sit there until all that spinach is gone."

     My mother taught me about WEATHER:
"This room of yours looks as if a tornado went through it."

     My mother taught me about HYPOCRISY:
"If I told you once, I've told you a million times, don't exaggerate!"

    My father taught me the CIRCLE OF LIFE:
"I brought you into this world, and I can take you out.

     My mother taught me about BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION:
"Stop acting like your father!"

     My mother taught me about ENVY:
"There are millions of less fortunate children in this world who don't have wonderful parents like you do."

      My mother taught me about ANTICIPATION:
"Just wait until we get home."

                       My mother taught me about RECEIVING:
"You are going to get it from your father when you get home!"

                       My mother taught me MEDICAL SCIENCE:
"If you don't stop crossing your eyes, they are going to get stuck that way."

                      My mother taught me ESP:
              "Put your sweater on; don't you think I know when you are cold?"

                       My father taught me HUMOR:
"When that lawn mower cuts off your toes, don't come running to me."

                       My mother taught me HOW TO BECOME AN ADULT:
"If you don't eat your vegetables, you'll never grow up."

                       My mother taught me genetics:
"You're just like your father."

                       My mother taught me about my ROOTS:
"Shut that door behind you. Do you think you were born in a barn?"

                       My mother taught me WISDOM:
"When you get to be my age, you'll understand.

                      My father taught me about JUSTICE:
"One day you'll have kids, and I hope they turn out just like you!”

Since I didn't actually write anything for this post 
I'm giving you twice as many cartoons as I usually do:




  1. Yup. I was also home schooled. Thoroughly home schooled. And have tried (and failed) to teach some of the same lessons to the cats. And my partner.

  2. I got "if you don't stop crying I'll give you something to cry about" which never seemed fair to me, since I clearly already had something to be crying about.
    Now I'm wondering if Dennis the Menace is Calvin's father.

  3. There are some jewels in this one. The sentence to play outside for an hour was hilarious.

  4. Most of what we learn as kids we learn at home from our parents, then our friends and peers, and then school.

  5. Oh yes--definitely home schooled--LOL! Funny how when we were young they couldn't get us to come inside and now you can't get them to go outside...especially without devices.

  6. LOL'd at screaming not to be punished but for different reasoning. I use to wish my parents spanked us. Then it was done and over with. Punishing lasted soooo long.
    Underpants made out of jeans is pretty brilliant.

  7. From a future generation:"My parents spanked me once; I asked my boss for a raise and moved to an apartment."

  8. It was actually my dad who taught me stamina, and it did not involve spinach, but peas. They are not delicious. They are especially not delicious four hours later, at bedtime, in the dark kitchen, when they're cold.

    1. Me, too, but I think it was brussels sprouts!!


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