I mean that in the best possible way.
I used to wonder if it was just our
family but as time rolls on
I notice it
in the lives of and
on the blogs of other
Their kids are just a tad
They are different in that they are not
afraid to be so.
They wear funny hats,
they dress up and make movies
on a whim.
They might spend hours researching
an interest that no one has assigned
to them....just because.
I've noticed that homeschoolers
often don't put themselves in an
age range box.
If they are playing with younger kids
they aren't afraid to act silly....
all the while being perfectly comfortable
speaking with their elders at church.
What's up with that???
I've noticed that home educated
children tend to grow up
to be unusually
close to their siblings.
They are the best of friends
in many cases.
Many of our home educated friends
head into service and missions
not because their parents make them go....
but because they have heard through
their schooling years about missions
and have learned compassion
in a way that is as natural as breathing.
But, yes, there is no doubt at all that
homeschoolers are a bit quirky.
And that is good.
They will not be pushed around
or led down a distressing path....
unless that is where they choose to go.
They are definitely
a group who thinks for themselves.
A group who doesn't follow the crowd.
Must be the influence of parents
who aren't followers.
Parents who do the unusual
and do with less so that their
young people have this opportunity.
Parents who develop thicker
skin to deal with the stares,
the snide comments
Parents who decide that some things
are more important than academics and
yet tend to turn out highly sought after
students for colleges all around the Country.
Could be because the parents