other night he proclaimed that homeschoolers can’t catch. He claimed that whenever he has thrown candy in class the public schoolers catch it and the homeschoolers miss. The teacher said he would prove it next class by bringing candy, my son loved this challenge.
True to his word the teacher brought candy to the next class.
Everyone chuckled when the first two pieces of candy thrown were dropped by..public schoolers. Much excitement was gained when two homeschoolers caught their treats. The teacher laughed and admitted defeat by saying, “Way to prove my theory wrong.”
All of that was just good humored fun. Still, another statement
the teacher made has had us thinking. He declared that all boys should take Home Economics, so they know how to do "those things" when they move out of the house.
It is unfortunate that household skills have taken a drop in popularity. I went to look up statistics to show this point, they are out there, but I found it a little too daunting to pull them together for you. Leave it to say that a lot less people cook these days than they did when I was growing up.
The wrong thing about the teacher’s comment regarding Home Economics is that he thinks it is the school’s job to teach the children to do household tasks.
It is the parent’s job to train their children in the way they
should go and that includes how to run a home. We don’t need more programs, we need to be in our homes and live together.
Moms, when you teach your toddler to pick up his toys, you are changing the course or our countries future. Mom, when you have your grade schooler clear the table and wash the dishes, you are
creating an adult that will stand out. Mom, when you take the time to work with your junior higher to cook a meal, you are making a healthier next generation.
Basic life skills make a difference, both for the smooth running
of homes today, but also for the generations to come.