We are not home “schoolers”!

Sometimes I just want to yell at the top of a mountain to the whole world, “We aren’t ‘homeschoolers’! We just didn’t send our kids to school!”

We didn’t send them to classes or teach them a list of things. We just lived, played, and answered questions. We explored the world. We went places, watched tv and movies, read books and the internet, played games on boards, TV’s, and iPhones. We built forts, visited with friends, hung out at the park and playground. And they are decent people. Smart people. Fun people. People who are ok with who they are, who they are becoming, and are willing and able to go get what they want out of life. No, we did not “homeschool”. We left school behind entirely and embraced the world around us instead like natural human beings.  And it’s not just for “people like us”. It’s for everyone that wants to; rich/poor, black/white, city/rural, educated or not.  And it will look different for every single family out there. I wouldn’t change a thing and I can’t wait to see where this life takes all of us.

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5 thoughts on “We are not home “schoolers”!

  1. This is exactly how I feel! I always fear the questions from strangers when I say we don’t use any curriculum and that we just follow our kids lead. People can get so focused on the “school” part that even when you are homeschooling, they think it should be exactly like school, just at home. Nope! And my poor kids, they don’t even know what to say when people ask what grade they are in, HA!

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