More Ask a Homeschool Graduate!

In CategoryHome Schooling, Navel Gazing
ByDeb

I have a few more questions to answer from my Ask a Homeschool Graduate post, so let’s get to it:

Applie asked: Did you have a graduation ceremony? If not, do you wish you did?

No, I did not have a graduation ceremony. High school just sort of…..trickled off. It wasn’t a big deal, but two years later when my sister graduated, she had a party and a cap & gown. I might’ve been a little jealous. I attended my college graduation though, and it was excruciating. The endless speeches, the long wait to march across the stage…boring, boring, boring. I have attended several other graduations since, and let me just say: Never Again. I will attend my children’s graduations and that’s it. I don’t love anyone else enough to put myself through that.

Applie also asked: Do you like being a weirdo?

Yes. Yes I do. You’re weird, too. So there. See also: neener-neener.

Theresa asked: What about the boy thing…crushes, boyfriends, feeling comfortable talking to boys…how did you deal with this? I am worried that not being around boys a lot may impede my girls somehow.

Oh, Theresa…How can I answer such a personal question? I understand what you are saying – don’t we all worry about these things with our babies? I started thinking about the girl who will claim my son’s heart before he was even born. I try not to dislike her…

First, let me encourage you that homeschooling your girls does not mean that they will never be around boys. Maybe they won’t be around as many, but the number will be more than zero – and you will be right there to guide them. Truly, I think it has a lot to do with personality. You said you were in school, but were shy. I was not in school, and was an incorrigible flirt. I did not have a serious boyfriend until college, and I married him. Your girls do not need lots of boys, but rather that Special One. Have faith. That’s really all I can offer. I’m sorry, I hope that helps a little.

Melanie said: I teach my children at home, but I don’t really teach them anything anymore because they’re old enough to read the books themselves and I’d rather play on Twitter anyway.

I want to be Melanie when I grow up. Don’t tell her, I don’t want to scare her off.