>>we would have plugged into a local home schooling group for social activities than we did and even some far out adventures most public school kids would never have the opportunity to do.<<
People are always amazed when they ask the “big” questions, “What about Socialization? What about Prom?!?”
First I quote FReeper Oberon , “My wife and I were also concerned that our children would miss out on the socialization available in the public schools...so once a week we take our kids into the bathroom, cuss at them, push them around, steal their lunch money, and offer them drugs, and that seems to take care of it.”
When I stop laughing, I point out that our Homeschool Prom has always been on the Detroit Princess Cruise ship. AND it’s only 75.00 a couple.
I top it off with the fact that we have done Orlando’s Islands of Adventure, Niagara Falls and Cedar Point when all the other kids were in school. We never waiting in a line.
That’s when they blush and look away, telling me how great their PS is because their kids do Lego Robotics. I tell them that my girls can’t fit another club into their social schedules after Polish Dance, Tween meetups, HS lasertag, Euchre tournaments, Latin class, Writing class, quilt club and aerobics. We have Saturdays off.
As to homeschool prom - my husband and I met on a thread on FR about just such a thing. And no, neither of us went to any kind of prom, homeschool or other, and.... can’t say I see why it’s such a big deal.
The kids and I would take off for Costa Rica for 6 week stays. We attended language school and lived with Costa Rican families. We went there five times. The two younger kids finished 6 college credits in Spanish and they were only 12 and 13 years old!
I read of a homeschooling family that was visiting every state in the nation. Their son was an avid bird watcher.