I was having a conversation with one of the moms at school while I was waiting to pick up 6yo dd. I was telling her that I had recently pulled 13yo dd out of school and was homeschooling her. What followed was one of the funniest conversations I've had in a while,lol.
Lady: Are you homeschooling her through high school?
Me: More than likely, yeah.
Lady: But she'll miss out on so much! She won't have the high school experiance!
Me: Oh don't worry about that. I have it all planned out. I'm going to shove her in the hallway, knock her books out of her hands, steal her lunch money and call her names. *All of this was said in a very serious voice*
Lady *Jaw drop*
Me: *Laughing* I'm just messin with you. She'll be fine. And quite honestly there are plenty of high school experiances I don't want her having.
by armygirl16September 20, 2013 at 12:18 PMHave you looked into co-ops? A lot of co-ops have their own prom. I plan on HSing through HS too :)
September 20, 2013 at 12:19 PM
That's really neat!
Our local Homeschool group has a formal dance for teens, so they will still get the experience.
Maybe you could start a small high school homeschool group, or teen group. Then you could coordinate a prom. I planned the father/daughter ball at our elementary school all 4 years DD was there, so I this is right up my ally ;) but it could be so fun! And I bet all the teens around would appreciate it!
Prom was one thing that made me stop and question it too. I missed mine, and don't care so much now. DH went to one and he says it's not even worth the money and effort. I still hope my kids can do a dance or something though. The thing about hsers is that it doesn't have to cost hundreds of dollars for them to have a good time!
I LOVE your remarks to the lady, I'm storing that in the back of my mind.
LMAO, that is awesome! I love that and will have to remember it. I don't know what I am doing about Highschool yet, so I am not going to worry about it right now. I went to Prom, left way early and went and hung out with friends. It wasn't worth it to me.
by usmom3September 20, 2013 at 3:57 PM
I here the missing prom excuse all the time! You know All you have to do is know someone that goes to the locale high school & have them invite her to go! There is a homeschool prom every year here & it gets bigger & bigger each year they hold it.
By the way i know so many people that did go to their prom & it was one of the worst nights of their lives so not everyone sees that night as a fond memory.