I've spent the last day or so trying to find a way to better recommend Brianna's Being a Mom post. Trouble is, I'm not a mom. I don't have children. No one asks me about my kids. My neighbors may wonder why there are 62 cars parked in front of my house every day, but they don't ask. They may not even notice the constant stream of teens and young adults coming and going at any point from 6 to 2am. And if the people in the houses next to me don't notice, how am I going to get you to click here and read this post?
You may have lots of experience with people commenting on your progeny. I don't.
Have you had people compliment your children for their behavior? Has anyone rudely asked, after seeing your gaggle of kids, if you know what makes babies? Do strangers question why your students aren't in school? Have you ever had to field a question about socialization? Have you ever felt the embarrassment of someone saying they could never do what you do? If so, please take a moment and read Brianna's observation about what's really happening at the store, in the parking lot, and during trips to the park.
As homeschoolers, we're a bit abnormal; at minimum, we're the minority. But for all the bravado and blessing of walking this path, we're still human. We wonder -- along with 1,400,000,000 results on Google -- if what we are experiencing as people is normal. So as awkward as these moments are, they are opportunities to talk with other mothers about what it's like to be a mom.
And those conversations are good and encouraging. ...much like Brianna's post.
If you're still reading and have yet to click over to the blog, I don't know what else to tell you. You're missing out. Do it. Take your mouse (or your finger if you're on a tablet thingy) and click here.
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P.S. If you've made it all the way to this point in the post, thanks for reading! I hope you have a fantastic weekend. Sonlight will be closed on Monday in observance of Memorial Day. Sonlight.com should still be totally functional should you want to explore some Summer Readers or browse homeschool curriculum for next year. I'll see you again later next week.