1. What are some of the greatest challenges faced by both parents and students of homeschooling?
However, a personal challenge is dealing with the people who have preconceived notions of homeschoolers. In northern NJ, where I am, there are extremely few homeschoolers. The only others I was able to locate nearby were still 40 minutes away, and they homeschooled for religious reasons, which is one of the 'assumptions' people make and made about me. The other assumption is that you hate public school, hate teachers, or are some kind of radical protestor of sorts. Ugh.
Nope, I am just a mom, doing what was best for one of my children. It was not something that would be best for the other two, just Hammer.
I don't know if I answered your question...but there ya go.
2. So, is New Jersey really the toxic cesspool of nuclear waste and refineries that we out here in America have been led to believe?
Ahhh... one of my personal pet peeves, the 'perception' of New Jersey. No, it isn't. I live on a beautful tree lined street, in a town that has won a national tree something or other award! We have great parks and zoos. And, we are called the Garden State for a reason! The southern and western sections of New Jersey are mostly produce farms!
The best part of New Jersey though, is the shore. Our beaches are fabulous! Especially, the pearls of NJ, Wildwood Crest and Cape May. People come from Canada and Europe to summer there! Pretty amazing, huh?
Yes, the Port Newark area is full of oil refineries, and yes, you fly into a really industrial yucky area at Newark Airport, but we keep everything altogether in that area. lol I guess you can tell that I really love our state!
3. Now, you're quite the coffee guzzler. Do you remember your very first cup of coffee?
Great question. No, but I was drinking coffee, black, no sugar, by the time I was about 5, because that is how my mom drank it! LOL
4. You've got five years to make the world absolutely perfect, where do you start?
Well, there's a question with a quick simple answer! NOT. Okay, where would I start. Dan, this is so hard. I think I would start with pharmaceutical companies. They are making ridiculous money, giving multi million dollar bonuses each year to executives. I would require them to do a percentage of medicines 'pro bono', and get the children and elderly of the world their meds and vaccinations. That is where I would start. Unfortunately, my mind is too mushy to go further on this question.
5. If you were a criminal mastermind, how would you get Superman out of the way so you could rob that bank you've always wanted to?
That's easy. Tell Clark to meet Lois in hotel room, pop open the kryptonite once he gets there. C'mon, even Superman thinks with the little head sometimes. LOL
Wow, those were mostly hard, Dan! I still had fun, and I am looking forward to more questions in a few days from Gaz and maybe Paul!
My hands are still really sore and swollen but I think the rest of me is somewhat better today! I am not planning on doing anything much, so that should help!
TGIF and I hope everyone has a great weekend!
Football games to watch... yay!