Wednesday, September 21, 2011

How Do YOU Socialize Your Children?

I am often asked how we socialize our kids because apparently, being homeschoolers means we’re unsocialized, unkempt (well, sometimes), and we live in a bubble.  A bubble which no one is allowed to enter. 

Because my kids aren’t involved in any extracurricular activities or anything {dance}.  We don’t go to church every Sunday {this Sunday is the Primary Program}.  We certainly never get together with friends or family members {anyone up for a game night?}.  The park is OUT OF THE QUESTION!  Someone might see us!  We only take walks after dark so as to not draw attention to ourselves.  Oh, and we have our kids’ marriages arranged. 

So you see, our kids get all the socialization they need right here in our little bubble. 


Ok, so maybe none of that is true… except that I might want to arrange marriages.  That way we could skip the whole dating part altogether!  Not a bad idea, eh?  I like the sound of it… **Insert evil laugh**

The honest truth is, I believe the public schools have a place in our society.  Homeschooling is not for everyone and it certainly isn’t easy.  In fact, I never thought it would be something I would EVER do… EVER!  (Link to my latest Latter-Day Homeschooling post)  But it’s been the best thing for all of us.  I think too often the ‘socialization’ at school is negative socialization.  But that’s another matter for another time. 

Below is my absolute favorite youtube video.  For now anyway, it changes from time to time.  Hilarious!  You must watch. 



Dana said...

Great guest post Brooke. Oh I love the video. It's amazing this really does show us where some peoples priorities are. Socialization isn't all there is to life. We certainly don't live in cave and we have more fun doing school than those in public institutions. We can take our classroom anywhere and it works for us. We are going whale watching next week. Just think of the learning opportunities in this. Do you think the Captain will let us take a turn steering?

LeShel said...

I loved watching this with my two home-schooled kids. Thankfully, my other two kids are being properly socialized! :)