I am homeschooled.
I have been homeschooled since preschool. Now, as a senior in high school, I will honestly say that I am so grateful for this. I have loved all of the opportunities that being homeschooled has given me, and I would not change a thing about my education (unless we are discussing skipping geometry…). However, there is something that I hate about being homeschooled.
That something is questions like the following and the reactions and responses that they elicit.
I am sure that I am not alone in this! Here are the questions that I hate….
Where do you go to school?/What school do you go to?
This question is no fun because it opens up the floodgates for these questions…
Do you like that?
Okay, let’s take a step back here. If I said that I went to such-and-such high school, would you ask me something like, “Well, do you like that whole public school thing? Do you like your school? Are you getting an education?” No, you wouldn’t ask me that, because going to public school is “normal.”
How do you make friends/socialize?
I’ve been asked about my socialization at least a thousand times. To be honest, this is kinda insulting. By saying this, people are insinuating that I have no friends or that my social skills are nonexistent.
Homeschooled kids are not some oddity to be questioned.
We are normal kids. Just because we do schoolwork at home does not mean that we are weird or should be incessantly questioned.
If you want more homeschool truths, check out this video by Blimey Cow “How to Respond to Homeschool HATERS.” I laughed SO HARD but also could not help but admit that it was SO TRUE. Definitely give it a watch!