So my eldest started getting text messages on the kids phone (my kids share and it's also our house phone) from her public schooled friend that is home from school sick. Well my eldest is sick too so while eating breakfast they gabbed about how sick they were and her friend basically insinuated that they could talk all day via texting.
I took the phone away after breakfast and after what seemed like the hundredth text from this kid I finally responded with, "This is Cathryns mom and just because she is home sick doesn't mean she can't do school, the joys of homeschooling. She will get the phone back when her school work is done." This friend of my daughters is a great kid but has made comments in the past about how easy my kids have it when it comes to schooling. I kind of get the feeling from the way this kid talks that she thinks it's the glamorous life of school where you don't have very much work. Hopefully this gave her some insight in to the fact that even homeschoolers have moments where they don't get a break.
Have you had to send such a message to your children's public schooled friends/family?