Sunday, August 24, 2008

Homeschooling culture

A mom who's about to start homeschooling her son attended a homeschooling even, and had these interesting observations:

From the church, the group traveled over to a neighborhood pool for lunch...An ordinary get-together, except for one thing. Nathaniel and I were absolutely floored by all the teenage boys we saw at this event. Tall, handsome, normally dressed teenage boys politely pushing baby strollers, watching siblings at the kids’ pool, and helping their mothers unload swimming gear from their vans. At one point, Nathaniel overheard one of these boys sit down next to another and ask, “Hi, how are you?” It startled him to hear a teenager speak in a complete, polite sentence without any of the posturing for coolness that we remember well from those years.

How refreshing!

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