I know when I think of homeschooling I think of the woman who's plain jane wearing someone from an earlier generations hand-me-downs with children who are messy and a little "weird".
Lover Boy suggested a few months ago that we homeschool our children. I laughed at the suggestion with my vivid picture in mind of what a homeschooler looks like and what her children look like. He informed me that he was serious and started pointing out some very important things to me. I kinda agreed with him for a moment, but you know my impressions that I have in my head have been there so long that I wasn't completely sold on the idea, regardless of how good it sounded.
Then I started noticing some of my friends have opted to and are homeschooling their children. Blogs that I stalk often refer to homeschooling and how everyone loves it. Is it becoming a new trend or has it always been and I've just never had my eyes open to it?
Have I been mistaken all these 28 years of life? Could there be something out there that I haven't known? Am I so naive to picture a person who homeschools and the poor children the way that I'd described?
I will completely admit that I do like the idea of homeschooling. Last night I spent over 5 hours reading pros and cons and different methods/styles of homeschooling and seriously I think I'm hands down all for it!
I'm not going to share why I now feel so supportive of homeschooling, I want to hear what your thoughts about the whole idea are. Will you judge me and my children and make fun of them or assume they are socially inadequate? If there wasn't such a stigmata attached to homeschooled children I'd pull Little Princess out of preschool right this second, ok really I'd wait til Monday when she returns to school. My concerns are just the stupid semi-unimportant "what will others think?" It is silly and stupid to care what others think, however others reactions and the way they treat others do affect us all and I don't want my child discriminated. So that is why I am asking for your opinions and thoughts.
Thanks in advance:)