I haven’t had much time to write this week, no time actually. But I did manage a thought. I find it very funny that when people find out you homeschool, their initial reaction is always (at least in my experience) something along the lines of “How is she going to make friends!?”, “Aren’t you worried about her socialization skills?” or “What about baseball!” Yesterday I was thrown “She gonna miss all da’ fun” (direct quote).
I’m sorry. “She gonna miss all da’ fun”? Last time I checked, the purpose of ‘School’ was to learn, become more educated, elevate the mind. I don’t see what friends, social events or fun have to do with it. Sure we have friends, sure we have social events and by golly, you should know from reading this blog that we have lots of fun, but are those legitimate reasons to send someone off to school? Never once have I had someone say “Oh, that poor child is going to be under-educated”. SO…….if EDUCATION is the point of school and my child is getting that then…….what is the problem people?
I understand that there are lots of socially awkward, under-taught and over-protected homeschoolers, I get it. But there are lots of socially awkward, under-taught and over-protected kids in public and private school too.
So please, just breathe, calm down and remember before you freak out, you are talking to a former homeschool kid.
Ask me how it turns out, I know.