Wednesday, March 18, 2009

News bulletin...we are no longer homeschooling




From now on when anyone asks about school I am just going to say,. "they don't go"
I am imagining something like this:
"What grade is she in?"
"She doesn't go to school"
"Oh...at all?"
"nope"
"you homeschool?"
"No no school at all...home or otherwise"
"oh..I mean you must do something?"
"Holy cow yes..I am very busy"
"no I mean to teach them..don't you have to do something"
"I don't think so"
"Aren't you worried they wont to be able to go to college or even read?"
"No"
"don't you have to report to the school or something"
"no"
"Is that legal?"
"Yup"

See I don't think I am schooling them at home. Sure I'm educating them but parents who have their kids in school are educating their children as well. Mine just don't have added in a routine stop for several hours a day away from me.
So we are officially not sending our kids to school...but we are not homeschooling.

5 comments:

kivyn said...

It's nice to take school out of the equation, isn't it? I always feel like I'm lying when I tell people we homeschool. It's easier that way, but it just doesn't really sit right with me. I tell people we unschool sometimes, but then I always end up explaining that it's a way of homeschooling. I *love* your answers! I'll have to think of ways to answer this question that will work for us without making me sweat - lol! Maybe something like, "We learn without school." Hmm....

christianmomma said...

I like this prospective. I'm really trying to decide on what method to educate my boys. I look at it like another aspect of parenting more so than schooling.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Hillary said...

It's so interesting isn't it! I have just started playing around with how I respond to the questions. Ds1 is 4.5 so everyone is asking us. I almost feel funny how much of a non-issue it is for us.

What do you mean what do we do? Live the most fabulous life ever!!!!!

lol!

Melissa said...

If I remember correctly, I think I may have had that EXACT conversation with you a few months ago! I can't tell you how much that conversation - and many others - has opened my eyes to parenting, education, and LIFE, which really should be all about living up to your own great expectations, right? As I become more and more curious and fascinated with "home-" or "un-" schooling, the whole idea of parenting is morphing into something completely new and hopeful...

hipumpkins said...

Thanks for stopping by Melissa!!

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