homes cool Due August 1; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 61672 posts
status 27th Jan '13

I get so irritated when people assume I'd ever even consider half-assing my children's education just because I have made the choice not to take society's "normal" route. :roll: I guess I have to get used to that assumption, and people being ignorant about it.

The Blissful Six 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Massachusetts 10260 posts
27th Jan '13

Ewwww....no..no...no!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

user banned 2 kids; Bat Cave, North Carolina 64587 posts
27th Jan '13

Wellllll apparently Brett is going to be off an hour late. Fffffffff...
I hate when this happens.

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
27th Jan '13
Quoting sassy chef:" I get so irritated when people assume I'd ever even consider half-assing my children's education just ... [snip!] ... to take society's "normal" route. :roll: I guess I have to get used to that assumption, and people being ignorant about it. "


I think you're doing a fine job. It's not a route I'd take but I also know you're working your butt off to make sure Kay gets a good education.

Stfu Squirrel District of Columbia 8559 posts
27th Jan '13
Quoting sassy chef:" I get so irritated when people assume I'd ever even consider half-assing my children's education just ... [snip!] ... to take society's "normal" route. :roll: I guess I have to get used to that assumption, and people being ignorant about it. "


Homeschooling has a weird reputation. There are a whole lot of homeschooled kids out there who are very undereducated. I have a friend who has struggled enormously in adulthood because she never learned...anything, really.

Legendary 2 kids; Beverly Hills, California 59667 posts
27th Jan '13
Quoting sassy chef:" I get so irritated when people assume I'd ever even consider half-assing my children's education just ... [snip!] ... to take society's "normal" route. :roll: I guess I have to get used to that assumption, and people being ignorant about it. "


I'm not even sure what comment you're referring to, I don't recall anyone saying anything bad to you.

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
27th Jan '13

Homeschooled kids around me tend to be socially awkward and not too bright because they're super religious and have only ever been exposed to people who share their same views.



Throw them into mainstream and it's like culture shock. It is culture shock. It's disheartening to see.

Stfu Squirrel District of Columbia 8559 posts
27th Jan '13

I have been working on these patterns for MONTHS now and I can't come up with one that looks good enough as fabric. :x I suck at everything.

Legendary 2 kids; Beverly Hills, California 59667 posts
27th Jan '13
Quoting Mrs. Fitzwilliam Darcy:" Homeschooled kids around me tend to be socially awkward and not too bright because they're super religious ... [snip!] ... their same views. Throw them into mainstream and it's like culture shock. It is culture shock. It's disheartening to see."


Homeschooled kids around here are super weird too, all Amish-like and strange.

user banned Altadena, California 11084 posts
27th Jan '13

I am so annoyed today.

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
27th Jan '13
Quoting Amαndα ♕:" Homeschooled kids around here are super weird too, all Amish-like and strange. "


I've met one and we had to corrupt him into being normal. :lol: He worked with me and took his music lessons at the high school.



Oh boy, did we corrupt that poor guy.

Emily Dickinson 18 kids; Indiana 57849 posts
27th Jan '13
Quoting sassy chef:" I get so irritated when people assume I'd ever even consider half-assing my children's education just ... [snip!] ... to take society's "normal" route. :roll: I guess I have to get used to that assumption, and people being ignorant about it. "


On the flip side, I get so irritated when people think I'm this tyrant in the classroom trying to tell their kids how to think and "restrict their natural learning potential" because I'm not their parent.

homes cool Due August 1; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 61672 posts
status 27th Jan '13
Quoting Mrs. Fitzwilliam Darcy:" I think you're doing a fine job. It's not a route I'd take but I also know you're working your butt off to make sure Kay gets a good education."


I know that the people who know me know that I'm putting my heart and soul into this. I just have to adjust to hearing/reading what others have to say about it. I have to grow thick skin in this area, ya know?

homes cool Due August 1; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 61672 posts
status 27th Jan '13
Quoting Stfu Shirley:" Homeschooling has a weird reputation. There are a whole lot of homeschooled kids out there who are very ... [snip!] ... are very undereducated. I have a friend who has struggled enormously in adulthood because she never learned...anything, really."


That is so sad. I know of one family who I honestly think has no business homeschooling. Their children are socially awkward, don't read, and are just....odd. It really bothers me. If it wasn't the right choice for our family, I wouldn't even consider it.

homes cool Due August 1; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 61672 posts
status 27th Jan '13
Quoting Amαndα ♕:" I'm not even sure what comment you're referring to, I don't recall anyone saying anything bad to you. "


It wasn't directed at me. Like I said, I'm going to need to grow thick skin concerning this new area in our life.