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Showing posts with label silly questions. Show all posts
Showing posts with label silly questions. Show all posts

Friday, October 21, 2011

Why aren't you in school?

My nephew just told me the following true story.

He was in the supermarket with his grandparents during school hours.  A middle aged, abled body looking man approached him said (so that everyone around them could hear) "Son, why aren't you in school".  My nephew (homeschooled age 17, but looks 14) replied, "Why aren't you at work."  The man replied "I don't have a job."  My nephew replied "I don't have school."  The man said nothing and walked away.

Granted, my nephew was a bit mean, but I blame it on public schools ;)... he has only been homeschooling 2 years.  I am sure the man felt badly about not working, but just as he didn't want to be called out because he didn't work, homeschoolers are tired of being called out because they aren't where other non-related people think they should be.

On the other hand, too bad the guy didn't reply that he was self employed, because my nephew could have them said that he was self educated.


Friday, September 03, 2010

Homeschool: Why Would You Do That?

 Not all of the homeschooling questions I receive are from people looking to homeschool. Sometimes they come from people who are against it, or want to stir the pot. Here is one such question.

Question: Why would you want to homeschool your children?

Answer: Why wouldn't I want to homeschool my children? Seriously! If there is something crazy or

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Do Not Annoy the Homeschoolers

I didn't write this, but I wish I did. Visit the Islamic Homeschool Diary for this post that gives non homeschoolers clear instructions on what not to say to us.

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Monday, October 29, 2007

What in the World does Homeschooling have to do with it?

I am really aggravated right now!

A close relative on my husband side, (who I love and respect)
Just called concerned about my husbands health and stress level.

We talked about alot of things like his health, and schedule, and things of that nature, and somehow the topic of homeschooling comes up.

I found myself defending our decision to homeschool and trying to explain why public, and private schools were not an option. I finally realized I had been unfairly put on the spot and I demanded to know what homeschooling had to do with this conversation and the true motivation of the conversation... she backed down because she could not answer the questions.

grrrr. I hate that. I still love her... but I hate that!

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