Friday, August 7, 2009


Well, it seems like the moment I put my blog addresses in my e-mail signature, I lost all motivation to keep going. Funny, huh. Anyway, I'm trying to get things going again, and have now updated my other blogs. As for homeschooling, we are getting stuff done - nothing to write home about. We have joined a local group - took our own sweet time doing so, but the children have found friends, and are enjoying the outings, and I'm enjoying meeting other homeschoolers.
It's funny - just last weekend I was sitting with a group of mothers, listening to them complain about school uniforms (uniforms are the norm in Australia, and one mother mentioned the variety of uniforms they had to have, and how very strict their school was with enforcement!) as well as start times and late slips. I'm just so glad I don't have to deal with any of that, or bullying, or peer pressure, or any of the stuff you get when you get masses of children spending inordinate amounts of time together, with minimal supervision or control. Socialisation - do I really want my children to be socialised into a pack mentality? Ah... No!
So, anyway... We're keeping on. I'll try to think of something more interesting to talk about later.


Homeschoolmum4Christ said...

Hi Emma,
Welcome back!

I totally agree with you on the bullying, peer pressure and socialisation aspect of school.

How can it be called "socialisation" when 90% of the time children are bullied? :P

Jeanne said...

Happy to see you back - I've missed your cheery comments!!

I'm glad I don't have the typical school concerns as well. socialisation's such a furphy, isn't it!