[email protected]

This reminds me of the conversation I heard yesterday. My DS was warming up
with two other boys before Tae Kwon Do class. Inevitable "where do you go to
school?" "I homeschool" conversation. The others boys could not understand --
you could just see the deeply puzzled looks on their faces -- my son's
explanation of being at home and just having fun all day. "You don't have to do
worksheets?" was asked at least 3 times. "What about homework?" DS: "Well, I'm at
home, smile, so there's no homework." Puzzled looks. "What about worksheets?" DS
tried to explain that it was like TKD, you like the class and you practice
when you want to at home and you keep going and you learn. And he told them about
computer stuff he does and they seemed to get that. "But you don't have to do
worksheets?" I left then and TKD started soon but I'm not sure the two boys
got much out of the conversation -- but I think DS, once again (he survived 7
months of K and was bored to tears), was reminded that he's not missing much in
school. :)

I have no idea how you might communicate that to your children or if you need
to . . . but it reminded me.


In a message dated 12/4/2003 8:53:15 AM Eastern Standard Time,
[email protected] writes:
I worry so much about Sarah (or the other children) coming to me later on in
life and saying that they totally regret not having had 1) the public school
experience "everyone else" did or 2) that they really wish I'd taught them a,
b, or c ... sigh!

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