I should probably stick with emailing friends and my three favorite scrapbook websites and never surf past them, because--it never fails--when I venture to a new place (or several) I get involved in way too much new information. :)
So, today, without warning, a socio-political blog that I have just started to follow (and choose not to link to at this time) blasts out an opinion on homeschooling, calling it strange and of all things, selfish.
Strangeness doesn't bother me.
Strangeness is subjective.
Anyone and everyone can be strange at times and it's not a permanant condition.
The poster called homeschooling selfish because it takes good parents and good students out of the public school system. Selfish because it prevents children from developing independently of their parents ideals. Selfish because it shields children from learning to interact with those who are different from themselves in terms of religion, race, family structure, language and socio-economic status.
Of course, those of you who know me even a little bit know how much I wanted to rail against these skewed ideas. The term "go off" applies.
But I couldn't.
There is, afterall, only one answer to such thoughtlessness.
"Call me after you actually have children."