That’s what I was told yesterday.
I must say I chuckled. This is far from the first time we’ve heard this, or something similar. I’m always left wondering exactly what they think a homeschooling family looks like. Long denim skirts? Kids in matching clothes? Us merrily making our own food and clothes and singing together every night? Oh I know there are homeschooling families that DO look like that, and I applaud them… I’m all about whatever works for your family!
We, we are just your normal ( ish..I prefer not to be thought of as normal) american family. My husband is a blue collar worker ( think very dirty when he comes home from work).. I am a typical jeans and Aero shirt kinda mom..although I usually skip the trendy boots.. just not in my budget. My kids all look like kids.. ya know..any kid you’d meet anywhere. Well my oldest stands out a bit..the gauge in his ear, double pierced eyebrow and occasional Mohawk will do that afterall, but he actually spend more of his educational years in PS afterall.lol
We looked like this long before we decided to homeschool.( decision was made almost exactly 6 years ago now) We will still look like this in 10 years when we are done homeschooling. It’s just who we are. I won’t lie though.. I love it when people don’t know my kids are homeschooled. I feel we are breaking stereotypes. Way more of the kids we know that are homeschooled are “normal looking every day kids” than not. You would never look at them and say “homeschooled”. This is a good thing. The largest growing group of people who choose to homeschool ( at least around here) are your average ,everyday families. We all have different reasons.. and so far it’s still working for us!
I was once described as soggy granola..ya know..too crunchy ( ie breastfed, cloth diapered, delayed vax’s, homeschool etc) for mainstream and too mainstream for the uber crunchy. So yep.. I’m a soggy granola “normal” homeschooler! Works for me!