Thursday, March 10, 2011
That Dreaded Question
I answered as I normally do: my daughter is involved in activities with other children, she plays sports, she attends a homeschool art class, etc. But I started thinking about homeschool kids being weird. Not in a pathological way but as in different. Is it really that wrong to be different? My daughter is a little weird compared to other kids her age I guess. She is articulate, polite, respectful, and most importantly confident in her self. She isn't worried about having the "right clothes" or the newest toys. She can be interested in anything she wants and follow her passions without worrying if it's cool. She can feel like she's the smartest and prettiest girl in her class because she is. She has the freedom to be different (or weird) and feel good about it.
I LOVE different. I AM different. If this makes us weird - well then we are ok with that.