We attend a large church with few homeschooling families. That said, youth group can be a place for crazy comments my children face. Luckily they can face them with a sense of humor. Top four questions/comments posed to them and their responses…
1. Do you ever have time for gym class? (Um, yeah. I go outside and exercise all the time. And PE classes. Sports…)
2. Do you have any friends besides at church? (This one really cracked up my youngest. Only everywhere. Enough said.)
3. How do you socialize? (If I didn’t socialize, I wouldn’t be here!)
4. Funny, you don’t LOOK like a homeschooler! (Laughter. What does a homeschooler look like?) I don’t know, you just look so normal. (That is because we are.)
When people get a stereotype in their minds it can be challenging to work around it. Certainly homeschooling has made us more aware of any preconceived ideas we might have harbored…yes, even about homeschoolers.
(Denim jumpers and bread anyone? As if that was a bad thing anyway?)