My daughter cracked up a friend of mine recently. We were at a playplace thing in a mall - yes, we go to the silly things... good way to build the immune system!
- and I had left to take ds to the restroom. My gf started talking to a "grandmotherly" lady, who in turn started talking with dd and gf's dc. This is how the conversation went:
G'ma: And how old are you?
G'ma: Are you in kindergarten?
DD: No (totally calm)
G'ma: Will you be going next year?
G'ma: No honey, not this year, but NEXT year, will you go?
G'ma: I know you're not going THIS year, but after next summer, will you go?
G'ma: (getting a bit exasperated, but not mean or rude) No, sweetie, I know you're not in school RIGHT NOW, but NEXT YEAR, after Valentine's Day, and Easter, and summer, THEN you'll start kindergarten, right?
DD: No (still completely calm)
Finally, my gf had mercy on the lady and told her we were homeschooling, but we laughed and laughed that dd just kept sweetly saying, "No," rather than trying to explain or justify anything.
When people tell dd that kindergarten or school or whatever is "fun", I generally answer for her that it's certainly not any more fun that staying home with mommy!!