What is your first reaction to the statement? “Homeschooling is an odd choice.”
Many homeschoolers would respond with, “No it’s not! It’s the natural choice.” or “How can anyone who knows anything about homeschooling say that it’s odd?”
I’m going to take a step back here, and look at our culture’s perspective on education. From this faraway distance, I see many, many children experiencing school as their childhood. A sprinkle are experiencing a life without it. In that regard, I can see why so many people think homeschooling is odd.
It’s different than the norm. It’s unfamiliar. It’s not what most people understand education to be. I can see why people would think I’m odd for making this choice. And I don’t mind. In fact, when someone says homeschooling is “odd”, they are saying more about them, than they are saying about me. Yes, it’s odd. And in my book, odd often means, “free.”
Homeschooling is odd. Don’t you think?