"You're going to WHAT? Have you not met your husband's cousins?!"
Well, my hubby's cousins are the movie typical home schooled kids. Anti social, ghoulish, smart logically, stupid common sense wise, weird weird weird.
Tonight I told my GMIL that we were going to home school our son and the poor woman about had a heart attack telling me WHY I couldn't because of how these kids turned out. I had to calm her down & explain that their parents are like that as well & they were put into PUBLIC schools. And that you can still be in baseball, foot ball, soccer, boy scouts, and whatever sports they have for kids, even if they're home schooled.
After explaining what I had planned to do to her for over an hour she seemed to think I wasn't completely nutso. My son is already very independant, the cousins whine to any adult nearby about EVERYTHING. They were like that when they were babies, same with all the "homeschool syndrome" traits she came up with. I've gotten one family member on my side.
I figured my mom would be all on board with it, but she just said "Well, you did fine in public school. You were at the top of your class. I swear you are just trying to do everything as opposite as possible as I did." For one, I was told I didn't need to understand EVERYTHING when I asked questions, I was up to par with the state standards, but Jimbo over there, well, he needs more help since he's not up to state standards, so I needed to figure it out for myself if it was that important to me....Then we would be GIVEN the test questions AND answers at the beginning of a chapter in another class & students were STILL failing. How the hell is that even possible?
And last, but not least, we're a military family. We will move around a lot. The chances of him having schools that teach the same stuff at the same time in the same way every time we move? Yeah, I don't think so.
My son is only 2, but we've already started teaching him stuff. We also plan on teaching him year round instead of aug-may. And probably every day for a few hours unless we have something planned.