Downside to homeschooling: school never stops, even when you might want it to. I was on the phone with a friend of mine last week, another homeschooling mom. Her 11-year-old interrupted our conversation. This was the end of the conversation that I overheard:

My Sweet Friend: (mouth away from the phone) No, honey. Let’s not build any volcanoes right now….What?….Okay, fine. But don’t make it explode….No, use the old cookie sheet and don’t make a mess….No, please don’t use my good ingredients. Find the cheap vinegar. (turning back to the phone) What was I saying??