~The Spouse: The financial supporter, yet always skeptical spouse of the Dysfunctional Homeschooler. He won’t post here, I’m not even sure he reads this unless prompted to. Honestly unsure of the lifestyle that is homeschooling, he still happily snuggles up and enjoys a lesson or two with the boys when he has time. A dedicated father even though service always comes before self.

~General Disarray: The first born of the Dysfunctional Homeschooler. Elementary aged, skeptical of everything except Santa Claus, matter-of-fact, focused, self-determined, and self-sufficient. He will gladly debate you on if it’s “Handwriting or Pencil Writing” and even on the true number of fingers you have if you are up for it. He wins the finger debate every time. Why you ask? Two reasons: Thumbs! Such a clever child he is.

~Professor Chaos: The second born of the Dysfunctional Homeschooler. Preschool/Kindergarten aged, always at the center of something that will ensure the Dysfunctional Homeschooler will one day have a head full of gray hair. Humored by the human body and all its functions, it’s not uncommon to hear an original tune by him that involves all those things that will make a grown man blush. Such a creative child he is.

~The Bringers Of Mayhem: This is the collective name for General Disarray and Professor Chaos.  It will be shortened to T.B.M to allow for easier typing and reading.

~The Dysfunctional Homeschooler: I am the writer of this here blog, the headmistress of our homeschooling family, and probably insane. I’ll rant, I’ll rave, and I will ramble. I sometimes talk like Yoda, and maybe even sarcasm if I‘m feeling it. Random is the name of my game, it fits well inside the dysfunction. While we may be unconventional, and possibly completely screwed up, I’m a firm believer that you can’t spell dysfunction without the word FUN! We may not always have it, but we damn sure try to achieve it!

~Father Of Dysfunction *F.O.D for short*: He is the father of the dysfunctional homeschooler, teetering on the fence between homeschool supporter and homeschool skeptic. Homeschooling conversations with him can bring total frustration or burst of creativity, it all just boils down to how the wind is blowing that day.

~Minions Of Mayhem *M.O.M for short*: This is a blanket term for those who we spend time with, when referring to them in a group setting instead of individually. Those who we see on a regular basis will have their own aliases on our blog.

~Princess Pixie: A close friend of TBM who takes pleasure in the simple joys of her imagination.

~Captain Commando: The younger brother of Princess Pixie, he and Professor Chaos would have probably taken the world over when they meet a couple of years ago…if they could only reach the pedals and the steering wheel at the same time.

~3M: The mother of Princess Pixie and Captain Commando. A woman who can enjoy a politically incorrect joke, even if it means laughing at herself. Which is just one of the many reasons we love to spend so much time with her and her brood.