I actually came in here to post this very question b/c just today at the park I ran into a mom that I just kind of know.
I didn't even plan on going into the the whole "we homeschool" thing but she was asking about DD and school and I said, "she isn't really old enough b/c the cut off is Oct 1st" (DD will be 5 and most people are asking about kindergarten)
Duh to me b/c I totally forgot that preschool even existed
: ...of course she was wondering about PRE school.
so I said, "well we are going to homeschool anyway"
I always say it really casual b/c I hang out here so much that I forget it isn't really a popular choice.
I have *almost* never gotten any bad reaction (Inlaws excluded) most people take it or leave it. but she said "why did you decide to do *that*"
So I started explaining things about the great groups we belong to to try and head off the socialization question when in my head I actually said, "STOP"
then I just said to her, "it really works for our family"
I just didn't know how to explain it without insulting her choices.