I was reading this article today about adults that have been homeschooled. It occurred to me that this is not something that I regularly discuss but it is something that has greatly shaped who I am. If you have ever been interested in how us crazy homeschool kids turn out you may find it interesting. I sure did! http://tinyurl.com/ygnfex3
So I was pondering.. Why don't I talk about homeschool more? Sure I might show you our schedule but I'm not going to attempt the whole why we chose homeschool for all our children conversation. Mercy no.
Discussing homeschool can be so tricky... mostly because I feel like people get defensive about it. I don't want to make people feel that I am judging the choices they are making. I know so many wonderful parents who have decided to educate their children in a variety of ways. They have FABULOUS families and precious children. I trust that they are seeking God for what their children need.
So there's people that think I am judging them... Then there are people judging me. Why would I want to do that? What about socialization? Yada, yada, yada... I generally just take the Zoe escape route. You know, she didn't know English, no schooling, blah blah... just to not have the judging conversation.
Can we just agree to have a no judgement zone here?
Do you guys ever feel like it's tough to be real about who God made you cause some one's gonna be upset by that?
I've told my BFFs before, "I sometimes walk around feeling like a human disturbance." :0) I do tend to choose a very different path in so many ways. I guess sometimes it makes people uncomfortable.
Often I make very different choices and I feel strongly about things which leads me to the paths I take. Maybe being homeschooled gave me the courage to walk my own path even when people thought it was weird. Who knows!
HOWEVER, I am not under any illusion that the choices I make are always the right ones for everyone. My feeling is that unless the Bible spells it out as right or wrong I'm not going to try to define it. There are sin issues and then there is a whole bunch of grey.
Anyway, it seems I felt the need to spill a little. Perhaps I will even gain enough courage to give my opinions on my own blog. Sadly, it seems I have the courage to take the path less traveled but don't like to admit to it. Hee hee. Hmmmm... guess we'll see.