Homeschool Stereotypes

by Idaho Dad on March 10, 2010

Over the years, we’ve heard all the negative homeschool stereotypes. You know, like we’re just a bunch of anti-social gun nuts teaching our children that the Earth is 6,000 years old and the President is a Muslim communist.

Okay, so that may actually be true of a few homeschoolers I know, but it’s just not the case for the vast majority of us who are simply trying to give our kids a better education.

I’ve talked with my kids about stereotypes, and how unfair it is to label a person based on misplaced assumptions.

Apparently, I’ll need to have that talk with my daughter again.

After I stop laughing.

Yesterday, we were driving down a residential street when I spotted a group of three or four teenagers throwing rocks at a cat trying to escape up a wooden fence into the safety of someone’s backyard.

I brake for cat abuse, by the way.

Actually, I yanked the steering wheel hard to the left, did a 180 in the street, and roared our van back to the spot where the kids had been.

They scattered like cowardly rats before I could even roll down my window to chew them out.

Watching them flee, my feline-worshiping daughter piped up from the back seat: “That was really mean of them. They must go to public school.”

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1 Dianna @ SincerelyMe March 10, 2010 at 7:04 am

That is too funny. lol I can actually see one of my own children saying something like that.
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2 Jen March 10, 2010 at 9:54 am

Too funny! I so miss homeschooling. Maybe we’ll get to do it again someday.

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3 Joyce @ Keeping Up With The Moys March 10, 2010 at 11:29 am

So funny!
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4 flea March 11, 2010 at 5:00 am

good on her!!! LOL
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5 Ginger March 11, 2010 at 7:52 am

Ya, I laughed too!!!
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6 Lake City Girl March 11, 2010 at 4:47 pm

Grrrr! I’m so glad you stopped. Stuff like that makes me so angry!

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7 Margy March 12, 2010 at 6:27 pm

You brake for cat abuse? I want that bumper sticker.

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8 Alasandra March 14, 2010 at 6:50 am

Loved your post.

I saw on another blog where you were having trouble finding other like minded homeschoolers in your area. Have you tried Spokane Homeschoolers http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Spokanehomeschoolers/

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9 terry March 14, 2010 at 10:02 pm

Your daughter cracks me up!!

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10 marmitetoasty March 15, 2010 at 8:28 am

Smiling………

ps……….. public schools here are very exclusive private schools..

x

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11 Lanna March 16, 2010 at 1:46 am

Hah! I laughed so loud I almost woke up my 3 week old that I just got back to sleep.
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12 AF Wife99 March 17, 2010 at 10:24 am

I found your blog from the Carnival of Homeschooling. What a funny story! Good for you trying to protect your feline friends.

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13 BethelHome March 17, 2010 at 11:47 am

Thank you so much for the good chuckle I got. My son always feels so sorry for those poor public school kids who have to go to school for so long each day.

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14 Arby March 18, 2010 at 6:17 am

And all this time I thought cats were the reason small handguns were invented. I’m thinkin’ those kids were using the wrong amunition!

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15 Katey in Idaho March 30, 2010 at 11:50 am

my kids blame most poor behavior that kids do on the fact they were public schooled….ya know because mine only went to a couple of years…sheeesh homeschoolers think they are so much better :)

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