Homeschool turns Vanschool + Hotelschool = Cool!

“So, where are your kids?”

“Oh.. they are at the hotel/motel/resort/guesthouse etc. They follow us wherever we go.”

“How old is the eldest?  He doesn’t go to school yet, does he?”

“Muhammad is 7.  Musa 6.  Maryam 4.  They don’t go to school.  We do homeschooling.”

Hehhehh..this is where the reaction varies.  Frowns.  Blank.  Eyebrows raised. Curious.  Surprised.  Shocked.  Want to know more.  Could care less.  Supportive.  Whatever.

One side:  “You mean, they don’t go school?”   “Is it allowed?”  “How do they learn?” “Whatabout their UPSR?”

The other side:  “Wow!!! That’s interesting.”  “My sis homeschools her kids too.”  “I’ve read about this before.”

The third one:  no response.  conversation ends.  change subject.

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Sure, our kiddos miss out on some stuff like ringing of school bells, the joy of canteen cuisine, the group seating (kumpulan anggur, kumpulan ciku) and jadual kebersihan.  Yup, they don’t have the chance to cheer for rumah merah or rumah kuning.  Owh…they might never be school prefects!

But, for now, homeschooling is our choice.  As their parents, we’d like to exert as much influence (and control) as possible on their learning and education.  Selagi boleh, selagi terdaya, InshaAllah.

Seeing real animals sure beats seeing them in pictures.

Maryam creatively colours the right box.  The girl’s got taste!

How comfy and cozy and bouncy.  Homework-on-bed.

Pretending to sleep….

6 thoughts on “Homeschool turns Vanschool + Hotelschool = Cool!

  1. “Sure, our kiddos miss out on some stuff like ringing of school bells, the joy of canteen cuisine, the group seating (kumpulan anggur, kumpulan ciku) and jadual kebersihan. Yup, they don’t have the chance to cheer for rumah merah or rumah kuning. Owh…they might never be school prefects!”

    it doesn’t really matter isn’t it? at the end, banyak lagi benda lain yang contribute to kejayaan dunia akhirat. and you will not even regret not being some school prefects!

    hell, i wish i’m in YOUR shoes right now!

    going off to phuket today sampei 26th. missing the kids already!!

  2. watching the kids grow up, the satisfaction of being able to personally educate them and disseminate knowledge to them, surely can’t be described.

  3. happy mama’s day..everyday is your day gals.

    ana_miraa: How’s phuket dear? Heard that Langkawi is much bettah! Really?

    ummuwafi: I know what you mean. We are going against the flow, huh… Pat yourself on the back!

    mami hafiy: No problemo, dear. Once got the date confirmed, will letcha know, oraito!

  4. coachsha,

    what a life.😉

    how about getting a caravan… ha…ha… it was my dream actually to have one. anyway, don’t think msia environment + condition suitable for caravan’s life. however, if u do have one in near future, dtg sbn boleh tumpang cucuk elektrik kat umah sy. free of charge.

    working ur dreamjob, having ur kids always by ur side, living an extraordinary day everyday – isn’t that such a fulfilling life. ur kids are not missing anything except for …… nothing!

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