One suggestion given was to tell something about growing up in a homeschool family.
And so, I give you:
My mom, sisters, brother, and I used to sit around the table, usually at lunch time, but sometimes dinner, and make up names for people. They were names that could feasibly be real names. We would sit and make up names, and laugh and laugh and laugh together. One of those names was "Rusty Nails". Some others? Bobby Pins, Fanny Pack, Ima Pig; oh, my mind is drawing a blank right now. We had a whole long list of names.
The object was not to make fun of real people. That wouldn't be nice at all! :D
We were having a good time together. Yeah, we kids fought and argued. What humans, when brought to live together, do NOT argue at some point in their lives? But you know what? When I look back at my years with my family, I remember with fondness how much laughing we did together. We laughed over the silliest things. Someone could say one syllable of a word, or say a word in a particular way, and our whole family would burst out laughing. Of course, others may have thought we were looney...
It is vitally important for families to spend time having fun together. My parents never did the Disneyland thing. (A side note: when my husband and I went to Disneyland a few years ago, I saw many, MANY kids crying everywhere we went! You can't buy happiness for your kids!) But we could have a blast together! I remember running through the yard with hoses/buckets/water balloons/watering cans/anything that could hold, water having a giant water fight. Now, that's the fun stuff! (Yes, our neighbors all stared as they drove by!)
I guess this post hasn't really been about homeschooling, but it is a lesson that I learned, all the same. My husband and I laugh together over our own set of jokes. We were both laughing quite hard over something just this evening. My husband tells me I'm "fun to be with." Lesson well learned!