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11-12-2007 12:20 AM
mom2kbeth Love it! That is one of the best reads I have had in a while, lol!
11-11-2007 12:43 AM
thismomwrites That is PERFECT!

I think I might carry that list around with me to hand out as needed.
11-11-2007 12:32 AM
mags Loved it! I loved it enough that I decided to purchase the 1st issue of the magazine to see what it's all about.
11-10-2007 02:02 PM
kittywitty That's awesome! I need to print it off!
11-10-2007 01:26 PM
umsami This was hilarious.
11-10-2007 01:02 PM
Dar Merging the **4th** thread about this with the first three...

Dar
11-10-2007 11:53 AM
earthmama369 Awesome.
11-10-2007 10:22 AM
TekknixMom
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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.
11-10-2007 08:28 AM
vermonttaylors

I love a little snark with my morning coffee!
11-10-2007 07:53 AM
majikfaerie :
11-10-2007 12:50 AM
Smokering 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...?
11-09-2007 11:31 PM
theirmomjayne As a religious homeschooler....I LOVE THIS!
11-09-2007 08:33 PM
Dar I've merged all three threads that were about this list into one... obviously a popular article!

Dar
11-09-2007 07:56 PM
greenthumb3
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Originally Posted by elizawill View Post
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.
11-09-2007 07:30 PM
mammal_mama
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Originally Posted by fourlittlebirds View Post
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!
11-09-2007 07:01 PM
mammal_mama
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Originally Posted by tayndrewsmama View Post
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.
11-09-2007 06:59 PM
mammal_mama 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!
11-09-2007 06:09 PM
tayndrewsmama 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.
11-09-2007 06:08 PM
cottonwood 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.
11-09-2007 06:04 PM
jimblejamble I love that list! Thanks for posting it.
11-09-2007 05:57 PM
ZanZansMommy
11-09-2007 05:47 PM
WeasleyMum
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Originally Posted by UnschoolnMa View Post
Could a person put this on a blog or is that a no no somehow? Maybe I'll just share the link....
I think you could post it in a blog as long as you link back to the original source and credit it. That way it doesn't look as though you're trying to take credit for writing it but you can still share it with your readers.
11-09-2007 05:34 PM
UnschoolnMa Could a person put this on a blog or is that a no no somehow? Maybe I'll just share the link....
11-09-2007 03:52 PM
KoalaMama Here's the source: http://www.secular-homeschooling.com...eschooler.html
11-09-2007 03:43 PM
Jenivere Forecful and even a bit rude but i still enjoyed reading it. I might tame it down a bit and use it.
11-09-2007 03:42 PM
geek_the_girl Oooh! I love it!
Im going to print this out and carry it around with me!
11-09-2007 03:29 PM
roomformore Thank you so much for posting this. I'm going to print it off and start giving it out to a few people I know (*cough*inlaws*cough*).
11-09-2007 03:11 PM
elizawill 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.
11-09-2007 03:03 PM
mama in the forest Edited at mod request.
11-09-2007 01:55 PM
HelloKitty I went to public school and never attended a prom. Oh how my life has been dramatically altered by this. How I possibly get up in the morning and go on I will never know.
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