Hi there, Mr. HomeScholar here…
It has come to my attention that homeschool dads will sometimes struggle understanding their wives. Lee asked me to help explain the homeschool mom perspective to the dads out there.
As a public service, I wanted to share my Homeschool Mom Universal Translator with your husband. Could you please pass this on to him? Consider it my gift to you…
|When Your Wife Says…||What She Means is…||What She Doesn’t Mean is…|
|The kids were awful today.||The kids were awful today.||I want to quit homeschooling.|
|This place is a pigsty||Get your rear in here and help with the dishes.||Can I get you a beer, sweetheart?|
|Timmy isn’t understanding his math lesson.||Help. Timmy. Now.||Timmy takes after your mother.|
|Suzy and her best friend had a fight today.||Girls emotions can be so hard to deal with.||Women…Can’t live with ‘em…|
|The dog threw up on the carpet.||Please clean the carpet.||Honey, could you bring me a spoon?|
|I feel like a total failure.||I feel like a total failure…hold me…||…hold me…Tonight’s the night.|
|Homeschooling is hard.||Could you please hold down the fort while I take a bath.||Public school is the only option.|
|Thanks for helping with the dishes.||Keep it up and tonight might be the night.||I am in awe of your selfless love as revealed by this profound demonstration
of your servant’s heart.
|I quit.||Tag! You’re it!||Could you please suggest an alternative career I could pursue outside the home.|
|I can’t take it anymore…||Double shot, Grande Caramel Macchiato, not too hot, extra foam.||Honey, could you please carefully explain how I’m not being rational right now? A PowerPoint presentation would be most appreciated.|
|My children are horrible.||YOUR children are horrible.||Could you please go yell and make the children and me cry.|
|I hate homeschooling.||Turn off the TV and listen to me. I have feelings that WILL NOT be denied.||Homeschooling was the biggest mistake of my life.|
|I can’t do this anymore.||I feel overwhelmed by my responsibilities. Help me!||Please ignore me. I’m just being an emotional woman.|
You might want to cut this out and keep it in your wallet for handy reference.
(Moms…If you think of any others I might have missed, please feel free to post a comment.)
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