Pondering Homeschool Retirement Terms
Now that several months have passed – a whole college year – I have a few thoughts about the term I apply to myself, being a mom with kids who have all graduated from our homeschooling journey.
I’m a Homeschool Vet.
Nah, too post-war-like.
Although … we had some skirmishes, a few battles, and some real temptations to go AWOL.
I’m a Homeschool Survivor.
Nah, too post-deserted-island-like.
Although … we had some thirsty moments, some jungle machete-ing forays, and some dear-gravy-grab-the-Epi-Pen rescues.
I’m a Retired Homeschooler.
That’s the term I’ve been using for nearly a year, but it’s a bit too old-age-like.
Although at times I feel old, I’m not actually old. Or so I am told by 70-year olds.
I’m a Completed Homeschooler.
Yes, I like that.
- My job as a homeschooling mother is complete.
- My children have graduated from high school, completing all requirements of the home and the state.
- My children have recently completed their first and third years of college.
That’s a lot of completing.
Instead of wearing the home teacher/edu-facilitator/curriculum researcher hat, now I am simply known as …
And as a completed homeschooler, I like that. A lot.
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