Want to know how someone feels about their life as a hmmmschooler? In my opinion, it’s best to go straight to the source. I present to you an unedited interview with my youngest child, Nine Year Old Hmmmschooler.
Question: How long have you been homeschooled?
Him: Eight years.
Me: Eight years? You’re only nine years old.
Him: Yeah. I know.
Question: What is your favorite thing about homeschooling?
Him: No pointless stuff. You get to hang out with your mom. It’s mostly life school.
Question: What is your least favorite thing about homeschooling?
Him: If we ever did pointless stuff, I would not like that. But we barely ever do that. Because our teacher doesn’t even like that.
Me: You mean me?
Question: If someone asked you what homeschooling is or what you do all day, what would tell them?
Him: I would say it’s a shorter type school with no pointless stuff. And we have a co-op meeting with friends every week.
Question: Describe your perfect homeschooling day.
Him: I would play Minecraft with mom and then I would play paper video games with mom and then we would read Life of Fred.
Question: Do you think you would ever be interested in going to public school? Why or why not?
Him: No. They don’t let you do your math on the toilet.
Question: What do you wish you could do more of?
Him: LIFE OF FRED.
(This kid seriously loves Life of Fred. If you’re not currently using Life of Fred, take a look at why he thinks it’s so awesome.)
Question: How do you learn best: by seeing, hearing, or doing?
Question: What do you think you might want to have as a job when you are an adult?
Him: A cook or maybe a game-maker.
Question: If you have children, will you homeschool them?
Him: Yes. Maybe. I don’t know.
And there you have it. When you want to know the answers, the Nine Year Old Homeschooler will hook you up.
Wondering what his ten year old brother had to say? Read the Interview with a Ten Year Old Homeschooler.
Did their opinions about homeschooling change when they got older? Check out What Kids Think About Homeschooling for their answers at 12 and 13 years old.