Friday, April 16, 2010

Weekly Wrap Up - The Socialization Myth

Well this week we have become "myth-busters" of sorts.  If you homeschool your child or children, I am sure that at some point, some kind and loving soul has said something like this, "Well what about socialization?  Don't you get tired of being at home ALL day long?  Don't you think your kids will miss playing with other kids?"  Well, this homeschool family has busted this myth to pieces this week. 

Home ALL DAY. . . What in the world is that like?  We didn't stay at home all day a single day this week! 

Let's see. . .

Monday - The big boys had baseball practice.  The little wild man had a game.

Tuesday - Everybody had baseball practice.

Wednesday - Church

Thursday - Everybody had baseball practice.  But before that, we did the bare minimum of school (think the 3 R's) and headed over to my friend's house to play.  There were a total of 8 kids and we played and played and played all afternoon!

Friday - We have our weekly co-op meeting on this morning, so the boys had plenty of "socializing" during those 3 1/2 hours.  They get to go into a classroom setting with their grade level peers and learn/do all kinds of different things.  But it didn't end there.  Oh no, we went to the park AGAIN with even more friends.  Let me see. . . 18 kiddos total.  And THEN the big boys had baseball practice that night.

It was a great week.  If only these poor homeschooled kids could just get some social interaction.  I guess I'll work on that for next week.  :-)

Don't forget to head over to Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers to see what alot of other poor unsocialized homeschooled kids have been up to this week.


  1. You are too funny! We have DEFINITELY busted the "myth" of no socialization in our home too. In fact, I find myself saying to the kiddos sometimes, "No! You may not go and play with your friends right now..."

  2. What about when I was in school and would get in trouble for talking? The teacher would always say, "You're not here for socializing!!" ;)

  3. More socialization there than some public schoolers see in a month ;)

  4. I didn't know you were blogging....YAY! I can't wait to keep up...I am sure it will be full of laughter since everytime I am with you I am laughing! I'm following!

  5. LOL Isn't that the truth? With all the socializing sometimes it's hard to fit in school work. LOL

    You'll love core 3. It's our favorite so far. Of course we say that with every core. LOL And, if you're into that sort of thing, there are a lot of great History Pockets (by Evan Moor) that go along with it. Plenty to choose from.

  6. That is so true about the socialization. Seriously...we could socialize ALL the time and have no time for academics. My kids are so blessed and so busy.

    Blessings on your week.


  7. Love this post! In what other capacity in life are we placed in an institutional setting with 20-30 people of our precise age to sit quietly in straight-backed chairs? :)



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