Are homeschool bumper stickers a thing? I can’t say that I have ever noticed any while out driving. I’ve never felt the need to let all of Interstate 35 know we are a car full of truants on our way to the movie theater at 11am on a Tuesday.
Still, if you know what you’re looking for, you can spot a homeschool family automobile with ease, no label required. Big van/SUV vibrating with kids of multiple ages (boldly roaming the roads and crashing quiet coffee shops during regular school hours) stuffed to the gills with audio-books, snacks, and intelligent debate. Matching socks and combed hair optional.
Why do people use bumper stickers?
Why do people put bumper stickers on their car? Don’t get me wrong, I like reading bumper stickers. Some are funny, witty, pointless. Some seek to fix the rest of us and our misguided lifestyles: “Meat is murder.”
Others are out looking for a fight: “Vegan? Quit eating my food’s food.”
I often wonder what the mathematical correlation is between cars with politically snarky rear ends and vengefully keyed car doors and fenders?
No matter the reason for the bumper sticker, you can get a good sense of the species and temperament of the driver you are barreling dangerously close to at 75mph. In a few sticky words you might know if you’re breathing the electric exhaust of a tree hugging cat lover, or the diesel debris of a pistol packing meat eater.
Hilarious Homeschool Bumper Stickers
While sitting at a stoplight recently, the bumper sticker on the car in front of me read, “Warning: Mom of twins. I nap at red lights.”
I felt her pain. I too have twins. That first year is a doozy! Homeschooling twins plus one is also. And since I think in sarcasm most days, I quickly envisioned jumping out and slapping my bumper sticker reply onto the back of our car, laying on the horn and cutting her off just as the light turned green:
How immature and cathartic was that daydream?
I totally cracked myself up, and began “laughing out loud” for real. Not the phony social media kind (LOL). The kind of crazy donkey laugh you get after a particularly trying day homeschooling three grumbling boys and then driving them across the county for lessons and practices. It’s the kind of laugh that made the boys get quiet in the backseat and look alarmed. Maybe mom had finally cracked over their backseat head bopping game. I don’t know.
But I couldn’t stop! The rest of the evening I was lost in my head brainstorming more silly quips a homeschool family might slap upon their bumper and then go and strategically park next to a proud mini-van sporting the tag of an honor-roll student. Just for fun.
More Snarky Homeschool Bumper Stickers:
And perhaps my favorite…
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