Joking About Homeschooling

Homeschoolers are the butt of late night tv jokes, a writer recently stated. Being an insomniac, I watch a bit of late night TV and with the exception of one skit that included Micheal Phelps, I don’t recall hearing any. In fact, Jay leno has been dubbed Educator of the year video that discusses ineffective schools are. Personally, I think this writer was reaching.

Curious to find out what people are saying about homeschooling, I scoured the internet in search of homeschool jokes. The first set of jokes I found were from a homeschooled kid who’s jokes were the “you might be a homeschooler if…” variety. Exampes are, “You might be a homeschooler if you grin at the yellow bus as it rolls past your window”, or “you might be a homeschooler if “you have to use smaller words to communicate with “normal” kids”.

YouTube is full of homeschool jokes… many of the videos are made by homeschoolers, others by kids just trying, emphasis on TRYING to be funny. See Anti Social: A Comedy of Homeschoolers to get the idea. Anti Social #2: The email, was very creative.

My favorite “joke” about homeschooling is more of a skit and from Mad TV. Besides that I ust couldn’t find anything about which the previous writer referred.

While this is all in good fun, many of us homeschoolers don’t think homeschooling is a laughing matter. This is especially true when the jokes are sophmoric and about how “unsocialized” homeschoolers are. You can only beat a dead horse so much.

Besides, I find regular education jokes much funnier. Case in point:

A little girl came home from school and said to her mother, “Mommy, today in school I was punished for something that I didn’t do.”

The mother exclaimed, “But that’s terrible! I’m going to have a talk with your teacher about this … by the way, what was it that you didn’t do?”

The little girl replied, “My homework.”

If you know a funny homeschool joke, I would love to hear it? It’s got to be funny though and not about socialization.

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Also read:

When Homeschool Kids Worry about Socialization

Socialization of Homeschoolers in the Upper Grades

Why Do Homeschoolers Speak Negatively of Schools?