Oh…Homeschooling. It becomes a way of life. Our views on the world change in many ways…at least mine have. Long gone are the days of wondering what my children are learning and are they really learning what they should be? Now, we (my husband and I) are in control of that.
Last night, I was at a birthday party. I met some of the most genuine and fun people I have been around in a long time. It was interesting to see how some of the conversation changed a little when they discovered I homeschool. The questions were the usual ones…but, what was great, was their genuine desire to know ‘what we do all day, how I know what they need to learn, etc” and…that no one felt the need to talk anyone into any of the options we have as families. It was just fun.
Through that discussion and the interview with Sally...I began thinking of all of the Homeschoolers who went before us. You know, the ones who homeschool’d their children…when it was REALLY considered the VERY STRANGE thing to do. Those…who helped legalize it. In my own state…Homeschooling has only been legal for 25 years. Hmmm…that means it was legalized when I was in highschool….(did I just say that out loud?)
And then, I began to think of those wonderful Dads and Moms…who have paved and are still paving the way to keep homeschool legal…..and who I would love to sit and chat with. To hear their stories. To hear how they did it and …somehow capture their wisdom.
My question to you this week is multifaceted.
Have you had a chance to meet one of those who paved the road? If so, share the conversation with us! If not, who would you sit down with? Where would you go and what would you REALLY want to know?!
I can’t wait to read all of your comments!
Rebecca is a Hip Homeschool Moms Senior Team Member and blogs at Mom’s Mustard Seeds