When your kids are outside playing with the public school kids and teaches them about worms, the types of trees in the yard, everything about the robin who made its nest under the deck, and currently they are organizing a neighborhood kids market for the summer.
When she was 7, your kid who you didn't know knew division is overheard teaching a public-schooled friend long division using a bag of M&Ms. And the friend suddenly gets it in a way his teachers had been unable to teach him for months on end.
You're "unschoolers", yet your 9 year old has a vast collection of math books... for fun. Your child whines because she forgot her math book at home on a long road trip.
You have your own business and routinely consult your 9 year old on business decisions and her input is usually really good.
Your 9 year old runs with you every morning and when you pass by the middle school where all the kids are being forced to run the mile and hating every second of it, she stops and runs along the outside along with them. For fun.
A delivery from Rainbow Resource makes your neighbours ask what kind of new furniture you're having shipped in. They are slightly appalled when you tell them it's all books and science kits and art supplies and craft kits.
Your child has what she calls "a school filter." She uses it to dumb herself down for people who stop her and ask her inane questions about school when she's out and about during the hours other kids are in school.
Your local law requires either testing or an evaluation for homeschoolers. You choose the evaluation. The evaluator leaves and tells you you easily passed, but then muses, "I think I was the one being evaluated!" because your daughter spent nearly the entire evaluation asking her questions.
Oh, these are great. I can soooo relate to the molding bread science experiment and caterpillar. We have a caterpillar in a Lego home right now and I found a very moldy experiement in an old coffee container just last week. Don't you love homeschooling boys.