[...] reminds me of my blog post called Success can make you look foolish. Be willing to look [...]
OK, as much as I like to put forth my older, gifted child as an example of homeschool success, I really ought to put my challenged learner up as a poster child too. To a lot of people, I definitely am one fry short of a happy meal for homeschooling her. However, I know in my heart of hearts that this child belongs at home. It's heartbreaking to know that I will never be able to convince the naysayers about her. But really, that part is up to God. My job is to put one foot in front of the other and *trust* Him.
>>>none of those seniors have asked me the "socialization question." <<<
LOL! Joelle, Harold at our Church one time said to me, "Alex talks to me as if I was a real person! He talked to other kids his age, and then turns and talks to me USING THE SAME TONE OF VOICE!" LOL! Yes, I really think that our elderly friends really understand the whole socialization thing!
Oh man, do I ever get this. For phys ed, we swim during the day three times a week, and my older daughter joins a group of seniors who bop a beach ball for exercise. Today she was a bit immature, and I had to lecture her a bit about respecting her elders. How embarrassing! I mean, we're representing the homeschool community, right? But then I got to thinking. What "young whippersnapper" (as my daughter calls herself when around the seniors) would even *want* to bop a beach ball with a group two generations removed from her? And what is learning without a few mistakes along the way? She certainly won't learn respect for elders cooped up with kids who are almost exactly the same age she is. Plus I've noticed absolutely none of those seniors have asked me the "socialization question." Maybe it's worth eating a little humble pie.
I'm so glad everything turned out okay.
I'm willing to look foolish, too. It goes with the territory when you choose to homeschool.
Let's talk about real feelings. How do you feel when you think about homeschooling high school? Do any of these words sound familiar?
freaked out - terrified - hyperventilating - procrastinating - confused - stressed
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