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Tim Hawkins - A Homeschool Family


Tim Hawkins on homeschooling


I thought they were good for a chuckle, and I enjoyed this list for a homeschool alumni group:


1. You went to school in your PJs.

2. Your biology lab consisted of assisting in your sibling's birth.

3. Your stacks of books to check out was taller than the librarian.

4. Your PE came from chasing little toddlers around.

5. Your school bus was a 9 passenger van.

6. You considered school work after lunch to be cruel and unusual punishment.

7. Your father ever told the check-out lady at Wal-Mart, "We're on a field trip."

8. Your social life was viewed by some to be one rung lower than that of a Benedictine monk.

9. Your teacher ever wrote your report card on a napkin.

10. You had to move dirty laundry off your desk before you could start school.

11. The signatures on your diploma all end with the same last name.

12. Everyone else in the world was referred to as "Non-homies."

13. Your Mother's wardrobe consisted primarily of denim jumpers.

14. Your first real date was on your honeymoon.

15. The word 'homework' sounded like a foreign language.

16. Your yearbook was also your babybook.

17. A snow day meant that you had to shovel the driveway after you finished your school work.

18. You enjoyed the pastime of watching public school kids walk home from school.

19. You had to look at the clock to see if you could call your public school friends yet.

20. You thought that "public-school-kid" was an insult of the highest degree.

21. Health class consisted of eating breakfast.

22. You had to decide what year you wanted to graduate.

23. You were always late but just called it "homeschooler time."

24. You can remember nearly every single day you went to public school.

25. The teacher could kiss the principal, and no one thought it was unusual.

26. You got to school and the teacher asked you if you've done all your chores.

27. You are one of the best people in the world!

28. Your friends talked about waiting in line for seven hours to try out the new roller coaster in town, so you went and waited five minutes on a school day.

29. Your school lunches contained any food item easily identifiable to a person without a microscope and extensive scientific knowledge.

30. You've ever listened to Beethoven and Michelle Branch on the same day. Not counting music lessons.

31. Gym class was actually a fun activity like swimming.

32. You're on a first-name basis with the clerks at the local bookstore.

33. The closest thing to a bully in your school was your slightly strange two-year-old sister.

34. Your friends complained about a hard day at school, and you had to keep yourself from giving them "that homeschooling smile."

35. You heard the phrase "socialization" and laughed because you had more friends and knew more people than your public school friends.

36. Your school dress code was: No Nudity Allowed

37. You didn't own a television

38. You were firmly convinced that high school causes brain damage

39. You slept in till 9 am on weekdays but got up at 7 am on Sundays

40. You have more siblings than sweaters

41. You knew what a 'Park Day' is

42. Your favorite author was Jane Austen, G.K. Chesterton, or P.G. Wodehouse

43. You have ever suffered through Saxon Math

44. All birthdays were school holidays

45. You have ever finished your schoolwork before breakfast

46. You taunted high schooled friends during finals week

47. You spent more than 2 hours each day reading and writing....voluntarily

48. You are 16 years of age or older and still have never been on a date

49. You knew what "Unit Studies" were

50. You had more than 2 science experiments going on in your room

51. You knew more than 1 Latin paradigm

52. You have ever spent the entire school day in pajamas

53. You regularly utilized words such as "malingering", "tedious", and "indubitably"

54. You considered sled riding phys ed

55. Your IQ is greater than your weight

56. You checked out more than 10 books each time you visited the library

57. You have ever attempted to teach yourself physics

58. When asked about your GPA, you said, "Oh, probably 4.0."

59. You had no idea as to what rock bands were popular then...but you could recite all of the stages of cellular mitosis (in order).

60. You believed that you were the most intelligent human in your age bracket within a ten mile radius.

61. You actually wanted to receive books on your birthday

62. Cleaning your room counted as Phys-Ed.

63. Your field trip took you overseas.

64. Shop class included watching your brother fix his car.

65. Your track meet was riding into town to race bikes with a friend.

66. Your mom wished you'd stop reading and do something else for a change.

67. Your bedroom was your classroom and your bed or floor was the desk.

68. You stayed up till whenever, and not because you were doing homework.

69. You could get days ahead in almost any subject.

70. You recorded, planned and graded your own school work.

71. You forgot about the minor holidays until you saw your dad sitting home in sweats or your public school friends asked you over the weekend what you did on your day off.

72. You didn't know what spring break was.

73. Your mom counted watching a war movie as history and playing out in the snow as PE.

74. You had more friends way older and younger than you than ones your actual age.

75. You read for fun

76. You know what the acronym “ATI†means; if you know there used to be an “A†on the end of it, you are really hardcore.

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I meant to say "Apologies if these have already been posted" or something like that. I haven't been around for a while and I only just saw these so I thought I'd ask. Who is this Tim Hawkins person?


I don't know much, but he's a comedian.

I heard that he homeschools his kids. I think he has 3 kids. (not the ten you see in the video.)

I've heard of him before, and yes, he is very funny!!:lol:


Here is his web site: http://www.timhawkins.net/

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We have the Tim Hawkins DVD that has the second segment you linked...the kids in our youth group LOVE it! He's a Christian comedian and really, really funny. :) But I never knew that HE was the one who did that Addams/Homeschool Family thing! Cool. :tongue_smilie:

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