I have one in school(by his choice) and one at home. I love having the option to homeschool(will not always be possible) and we really enjoy the lifestyle.
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.
There are plenty of other reasons but that's usually enough.
"Because we like it" is usually the only answer I give these days.
I always thought it was funny because the 2nd question out of someone's mouth was almost always "how can you teach them if you aren't a teacher/educated?" I would get that question almost every single time. I got so sick of hearing it. How could I NOT teach elementary education?
46-year-old single (divorced), self-employed working, home schooling, mommy to:
12 y-o (private school)
5 y-o (home schooled)
I always thought it was funny because the 2nd question out of someone's mouth was almost always "how can you teach them if you aren't a teacher/educated?"
I do occasionally respond with "Why do you ask?" but only if I'm feeling patient.
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