View From Purcell, Oklahoma: Back to School and Disappointed(?) Parents

Back to School and Disappointed(?) Parents

Both of my kids will be home schooled now, but I still think it is funny. The kids really think the parents are sad to see them returning to school. The cartoon is very accurate is my opinion.

All it needs is a little 'Hehehe' or "sigh" after the last SOB to really make the point.


Just looking at it from the money saved for less daycare makes many parents happy that school is back in session!


 If you are searching for a property in McClain County (Cities: Purcell, Washington, Goldsby, Wayne, Dibble and Byars) or Cleveland County (Cities: Norman, Lexington, Noble and Slaughterville) I can help you find what you are looking for!


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Licensed to SELL - Dedicated - Experienced - Honest - Than Maynard - Purcell, OK

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Comment balloon 13 commentsThan Maynard • August 01 2013 07:57AM


Than, what was your decision to home school based upon?


Posted by Glenn Freezman (Family Abstract, Inc.) almost 7 years ago

Both of my kids are advanced and they were bored in school. The straw that broke the camel's back was the day my oldest read a 380 page book in one school day. (He was making straight As and in most of his classes his average was over 100.)

Very long story short: After 4+ years of trying to get Gifted and Talented classes for my oldest we home schooled him last year. It worked well and he had more options on what to take. (The school promised every year to provide GT classes or challenges for him and it seldom happened. When it did it was simply a single teacher taking it up themselves (with us buying all the 'bonus material')

This year both are staying home.

FYI: Technically we are still in public school. We are using an online curriculum which has 'live' teachers and other students 'in' the classes.

Posted by Than Maynard, Broker - Licensed to List & Sell - 405-990-8862 (Coldwell Banker Heart of Oklahoma) almost 7 years ago

Than, OK I needed the laugh.  My two boys are grown men now, but I can still remember counting the days for school Summer vacation to be over and them going back to school :))

I have a few friends who home schooled their kids together, as part of a home school group of parents.  They did this up until it was time to start middle school and then they decided to put them back into the public school system.  The kids made the transition much easier than they expected.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) almost 7 years ago


Nice cartoon. Best of luck with your homeschool year. Have a wonderful week. 

Posted by Alan Kirkpatrick, Alan in Austin (Austin Texas Homes) almost 7 years ago

You can feel the relief when talking with parents when the kids are back to school.  I know I used to drive my Mom mad during the summer.

Posted by Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA) almost 7 years ago

My kids started back Tuesday.  We did home school in the past.  We are talking about trying it again.  We did use an on-line curriculm and that was part of the problem.  We want to stay away from that.  The other problem was we have lots of kids.  Four were young and the younger ages take lots of time as you are teaching them basics.  Now that they are older it may be easier.

But it is nice having them out of the house too.

Posted by Gene Riemenschneider, Turning Houses into Homes (Home Point Real Estate) almost 7 years ago

I know my mom was very happy when most of the kids went to school.  I was kept home a lot to work the farm.

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) almost 7 years ago

As a child, I was always excited for school to start back. I KNOW my mother was, too! HA!

Posted by Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR® (101 Main St. Realty) almost 7 years ago

I hope you are having an outstanding summer. I always appreciate your comments on my blogs.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) almost 7 years ago

Hey Than thanks for commenting on my blog post. Your Belize adventure will be awesome. I first started out on Roatan (near Belize) and then headed to Mexico-8 years in total as an ex-pat and loved it.

Posted by Marco Giancola, Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida (Beachfront Realty) almost 7 years ago

Hi Than,

Luckily we could afford private school and my daughter got an excellent education and is now in her last year of law school back east. I can see the light at the end of that money tunnel as we haved helped with rent and utilities and spending money. Her scores, SCAT and LSAT were so high that she got almost a full ride in both ungrad and law school and both excellent schools in the US. Working with your kids will pay off in the end Than and so happy they are doing well. College is just around the corner for your boys and it will all be worth the hard work. Giving them a good start in life is the best gift a parent can give. And taking them on vacations and spending quality time as you do, will be times they will remember all their lives too.

Posted by Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning (Sun Lakes Realty) almost 7 years ago


After of summer of kids laying around doing nothing but complaining and leaving a mess every where it is no wonder the parents sometimes cannot wait to send back to the school babysitter. 

Posted by Robert Bob Gilbert, Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties) almost 7 years ago

Honestly, it is too bad that so many parents actually view the school as a babysitter and not a 'job' where their children should excel.

Posted by Than Maynard, Broker - Licensed to List & Sell - 405-990-8862 (Coldwell Banker Heart of Oklahoma) almost 7 years ago