Our 16-year old dd just finished making her Empire Era ball gown (green crushed velvet with a black velvet sash complete with long black evening gloves) for the Christmas ball as her 4-H sewing project. She was awarded an A and an Oustanding ribbon and will wear it in December with pride. The judge did not even know about the Regency Era and was excited to go home and read some Jane Austen books. Public school socialization - HA! Don't kids get in trouble for that in public school?
I don't think I've ever gotten to use my snappy answer for the "what about prom" question, but I'll share it anyway...
"Gee, I thought the whole point of high school was to study hard and get into a good college. Silly me."
Then if the person really persists...
"Wow, you know, you're right. Prom is important. I should have tried harder to be in a high enough caste to actually get a date. I really missed out on the life lessons that drinking and driving, and, uh, other things that happen would have taught me. Thanks for enlightening me."
We LOVE prom....for our homeschoolers!
I've been blessed to chaperon for 9 years now, and each event has been elegant and fun. I wrote this blog post after this year's event in May just to help let people know how nice a Prom can be. http://7sistershomeschool.com/2011/05/21/homeschool-prom/
It's funny how much people wonder and worry about this when they learn that you homeschool!
12 years of public schooling just so you can go to prom? What about all those girls (like myself) who didn't even get asked to prom? was it all for not?
HAHA! My mom asked me "What about the prom?" when I told her I was going to homeschool. At the time my oldest was........................
4 yrs. old! Our co-op does do a homeschool formal every year. It's a wonderful opportunity for the kids to dress up and learn proper etiquette in formal situations. But heck, if they go to a wedding or two in their lifetimes, you've got it covered. :-)
It's fall of senior year and you and your child are sitting down to submit college applications. Of course, your job will be much easier if the homeschool transcript is