In seven years of homeschooling I have learned many things. First, I never want to hear the words, “No school today?” again, ever. Secondly, I find the word “socialization” more offensive than most words that pour forth from late night cable television. Third, Hot Wheels (R) and toilets provide excellent media for an impromptu science experiment. Surprisingly, the most important thing that I have learned is that we are not Jell-O. You may as well put away your mold–we will never fit into it.