Another Reason Why Homeschooling is Bad: The House Suffers
(Calgary, Alberta, Canada)
Reasons Why Homeschooling is Bad: Messy Kids
Looking for some reasons why homeschooling is bad? Canadian mom shares why those who need a clean, neat home will want to think twice about homeschooling...
Oh, you bet the house suffers! Not only are the kids home more often, ergo creating more mess, the messes we make are more creative.
Most kids will leave their toys lying around, mine erupt volcanoes, mummify chickens and build suspension bridges out of popsicle sticks.
Furthermore, when do most moms get the housework done? While the kids are at school, of course!
We have to go on huge family cleaning binges every second Saturday. We write all of the tasks that need to be done on slips of paper and put them in a jar. Everybody draws a slip and does that particular chore. Most of the tasks take about fifteen minutes each. When everybody has their task done, we all chose a new paper.
With the five of us working (including Dad), we can have the whole house done in less than two hours. The only thing I don't make them do is the bathrooms. That's my thing.Angela, it's funny you posted this today. I walked into my house after eating lunch outside with the kids and thought, "Oh, how I hate that my home is so messy all the time."
A messy house comes with homeschooling, something I learned along time ago, although its still hard to accept. After all these years, my messy house still bothers me, but I'd never trade homeschooling or having my kids around all the time for a neat home. We do pitch in and clean the house as a family each Friday; I love the method your family uses - great tips! Thanks so much for sharing! Blessings, Heather :)