It's been FOREVER since I've heard anything so ignorant!-UPDATED:)
Hey ladies:) New here:)
I was curious about something. I have been outside of the "homeschool community" for awhile now, although we still homeschool. My 4 kids are in grades 6-12, and have always been homeschooled, even when I became a single, working mom. We moved to a place where school options vary and are considered normal, and I rarely get questioned about homeschooling-unlike when my kids were small. I had forgotten all of the ignorant, dumb, harsh things people used to say to homeschoolers! Have you come across that, or has "time" changed peoples attitudes and knowledge of what you do?
I was at my youngest's baseball game last night and a 13 year old girl asked me about homeschooling-she thought it was awesome. Other people got involved in the conversation and it was all positive. Then one mom looked at me, pushed her 200$ sunglasses up on her head, and proclaimed, "I could never homeschool. I could never just sit in my house all day, every day, and not have a life."
I said nothing. I actually think I felt my brain spin around because I just haven't heard anything SO STUPID in such a LONG time...I mean, this woman has known me for months, constantly remarks at how crazy my schedule is and all the running I do, all the things I/we are involved in and do. The idea that this person referred to me as "not having a life" for the last 17 years just blew me away.
Of course...maybe I am just out of tune with 50 year old moms with "lives":/ Maybe I need to wear strapless dresses, 6 inch heels, and full make up, to my 11 year old's game...and drive a sports car that doesn't have enough seats for my kids to understand that. Sorry, that was mean:P And, funny thing is, I didn't see "her" that way until she said what she said...
Do people still make those comments that make NO obvious sense??? I was hoping we were over that....
So great to hear from all of you:) You all sound like intelligent people with great ideas and definite passion for their children:) I'm happy to be here:)
Updated-not important, I just had to take note and pass it on;) We had our closing ceremonies today, as well as our team party. I got to see everyone again;) The "mom of subject", did not show up for the trophy ceremony, and her kid was pickd in 2 different awards, including All Stars. Parents were notified ahead of time if their child wins:) Anyway, I guess her "life" got in the way, because they were no shows. No biggie...Then they show up at the party-at a restaurant-and she comes in wearing daisy dukes, a tank with no bra, heels, and her eyes were made up like a Twilight cast member. She spoke to no one, bought 2 buffets for 4 people, sat in a booth against the wall, and played with her phone...The kids asked the son why he wasn't at trophies, and he said his mom had a nail appt...Her child, mind you, is a spectactular kid-simply awesome!
But yeah...guess we homeschooling moms need to get a "life"....what does that even mean;) lol:)