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Monday, February 25, 2008

Poor Unsocialized Homeschoolers

It's far too late for me to wish you a Happy New Year, but I thought I'd let you know what my poor unsocialized children have been up to.





We celebrated 2 birthdays this month. Isaiah turned 1 and had his first birthday party. We even invited outsiders into our home.








For Andrew's 7th birthday, we went to a Harlem Globe Trotters game which involved, shiver, entering a crowded stadium.









We went to a special program at the symphony... during daylight hours!












We made Valentine's cards and, gasp, exchanged them with other children.









Last week, we attended a play at a local children's theater. Surprise! We weren't the only one's there.










This weekend, Andrew scored his first goal in a basketball game. He's plays on a team... with kids his own age!









On Sunday, Drew and Jazzy performed with the children's praise dance team at church. They danced... in front of people!






After church, we went to the nursing home to visit my grandmother. My children actually sat for an hour and conversed with two ladies in their 70's. Now that's not normal.

We also went to two birthday parties this weekend. One of them was a swim party. I asked the director about swim lessons, and she told me that her school wants to encourage homeschoolers to incorporate physical activity into their curricula. We homeschoolers don't get much activity, you know.

In fact, my family doesn't get out much at all. We look downright pale, don't we?

6 comments:

Dawn said...

You crack me up! It's good to see all the things you're involved in with your kids - I hope to find lots of activities as well once we start hs'ing...a little harder as we live in a very small town, but there's still some opportunities. :)

Vegiemama said...

Bwahahahahahaha!

Sister P said...

LOL! Good job HS'ing momma!

Rachel E. said...

I just happened upon your site. I haven't read much yet. I tell my kids all the time they don't need to worry about socialization. Any kid that can carry on conversations with any person they come across is socialized. Unfortunately, the society seems to think it goes farther than that. Our children should all be carbon copies of eachother with no personality. Until that happens, they aren't socialized. Keep up the good work.

Rachel E. said...

I just happened upon your site. I haven't read much yet. I tell my kids all the time they don't need to worry about socialization. Any kid that can carry on conversations with any person they come across is socialized. Unfortunately, the society seems to think it goes farther than that. Our children should all be carbon copies of eachother with no personality. Until that happens, they aren't socialized. Keep up the good work.

Pitts Family said...

I had a great time reading this and your blog.. I know what you mean about socialization and the stereotypes we get as homeschooler's of how we deprive our children of interaction with the "real" world.. Thank you for sharing this.. I loved it!