Thursday, February 14, 2013

Homeschool kids are weird...

Kids that are homeschooled are weird. It's true. They are.

But so are public school kids. They just have the "weird" shamed out of them (usually) long before homeschool kids do.

Do you remember back in school, when you were a wee one? Maybe one day you came up with an awesome new hairdo. Or you made a really cool bracelet. Or coined a sweet new phrase. And you went to school and rocked that phrase, hair, bracelet.

And it turned out it wasn't so cool. You were the butt of  joke because of it. One of the cool kids didn't approve. You were mocked.

And it hurt. A lot.

So, maybe the next time you came up with some great new idea, you kept it to yourself.

If you did something different, you were weird. Maybe you didn't eat your peas the right way. Who knows? But whatever it was, we would build a defense mechanism to be more like the herd. To be the same. To avoid anything that made us different or stand out. There were very few that could handle being different.

Homeschoolers? We don't really have that. All of us are different.

And that's why we have weird kids.

And you know what? We kind of like it that way.

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