"King of the Syrup"

This is the funniest thing I've read in a while. I laughed out loud at the hilarious antics of Matthew Archbold and his kids trying to get up and out of the house on time for school. It read like a fictional account of large family life with a bumbling but affectionate parent... when all of a sudden I realized... the days in my household look a lot like that. And I laughed even harder.

Have I told you the secret reason that we homeschool? Shhh. Don't tell. I homeschool because I can't even imagine getting all my kids to school everyday, on time, with teeth and hair brushed, with all their shoes and homework. The perks of homeschooling are a superior academic, character and social formation. But that's all just icing.

There are certain basic truths about raising children: if they have two shoes, they will lose one at a critical moment; if they don't have a cat, they will find one when it is most disadvantageous to have one; and if there is syrup in the house, one of them will likely declare himself king of it.

Thanks for the laugh, Matthew. I needed that!

There's a Cat in My House by Matthew Archbold at Creative Minority Report
Posted on March 3, 2012 and filed under "family life".