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.