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#31 of 51 Old 11-09-2007, 06:57 PM
 
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I love that list! Thanks for posting it.

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I went to my ps prom. Very over-rated.

That said, in our town (and other places I know of) the hs teenagers *do* have a prom! They've done it for years. The government doesn't own the concept of a "prom". If you really think proms are such great things, well go for it. Make it happen. It's the ps mentality that you have to wait for some official authority to provide it for you, you certainly can't make something like that happen yourself.
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I am just dying to send it to my SIL who has her master's in teaching, but I know that she'll have that sent half way around the state with some nasty misspelled comments added to it.
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I especially like the part where the writer distinguishes "socialize" from "socialization!"

Oh, and also the part where s/he says, we didn't make this decision to annoy you!

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I am just dying to send it to my SIL who has her master's in teaching, but I know that she'll have that sent half way around the state with some nasty misspelled comments added to it.


And I even like the part about how we laugh at the public school families for having to go places on weekends and holidays "when it's crowded and icky." But it was a little below the belt.

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The government doesn't own the concept of a "prom". If you really think proms are such great things, well go for it. Make it happen. It's the ps mentality that you have to wait for some official authority to provide it for you, you certainly can't make something like that happen yourself.
(bolding mine) So true!

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i saw this in another thread too. i love all of them!!!!!

9. Stop assuming that if we're religious, we must be homeschooling for religious reasons.

that one is SO true for me!!!! i'm sick to death of that assumption.
This one drives me crazy, too.

And it's hardest among other homeschoolers who DO it for religious reasons, the ones I know IRL, b/c they only accept that your reasons are valid to homeschool "if you prayed about it" and got an "answer". As if just reading, thinking and making one's own mind up are not good enough. Arg.

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I've merged all three threads that were about this list into one... obviously a popular article!

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As a religious homeschooler....I LOVE THIS!
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Heh... yeah, the prom thing. I confess that *in theory*, I would have liked to go to a prom--wearing a beautiful dress, on the arm of the man I loved, sipping something sparkly from a glass. But then... I never *met* the man I loved until I went to Uni... I hate champagne... I'm clueless about hair and makeup... and I can think of nothing worse than spending an evening with my third-form highschool class (I went homeschooling halfway through highschool). So really, in all probability I would have had a miserable time! NOW, if the opportunity arose to don a fancy evening gown and accompany my husband to some manner of shindig... well, that might be fun.

There was a homeschoolers' prom in my city as well, but my sisters and I all went 'meh' one year after another. Clearly we're not prom material...

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9. Stop assuming that if we're religious, we must be homeschooling for religious reasons.
Heck yes. I can't count the number of times I've been asked 'Did your parents homeschool you so you wouldn't learn evolution?'. In fact, sometimes it wasn't even asked, just stated--because of course, a religious homeschooler couldn't possibly have any better reason for educating her kids at home... Gah. Not to mention that there's not always 'a' reason for homeschooling--my response to 'Why?' simply can't be condensed into neat bumper-sticker form, and any lengthier explanation is probably going to offend the questioner on some level. So don't ask! I don't ask 'Why are you sending your kids to school?', do I...?

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16 Don't ask my kid if she wouldn't rather go to school unless you don't mind if I ask your kid if he wouldn't rather stay home and get some sleep now and then.
YES! Classic.
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Awesome.
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Merging the **4th** thread about this with the first three...

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This was hilarious.

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That's awesome! I need to print it off!

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Loved it! I loved it enough that I decided to purchase the 1st issue of the magazine to see what it's all about.
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That is PERFECT!

I think I might carry that list around with me to hand out as needed.
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Love it! That is one of the best reads I have had in a while, lol!
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