Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Cultural Homeschoolers

A couple of weeks ago I was at a medical appointment with one of my kids (the sick one) and the nurse asked him about school, specifically, if he was missing much school because of being sick.  He said he was not exactly, because he is homeschooled.  So she turned to me and asked "are you homeschooling because he is too sick to go to school, or are you..."  I could tell she didn't how to finish the sentence.

So I said no, we are not homeschooling because he's sick, but we are... (pause, because I couldn't think of the word either)... cultural homeschoolers.  Yes, that's it!  Cultural homeschoolers.  It's part of our culture.

She got that. She smiled and said "that makes sense."  It was nice to see that she got that.  If you are a homeschooler who has tried to explain yourself to people who don't get it, you might understand what I mean.

So now I know what we are.  We are cultural homeschoolers.

Having a definition doesn't change a thing, but it's still nice to have one.