GoVanGogh Posted December 9, 2011 Share Posted December 9, 2011 MIL is in town. I'm normally very good at "passing the bean dip" (or playing, "Look! Out the window! A flying squirrel!") but today I just couldn't hold my tongue any longer. More on that in another post. :tongue_smilie: But I'm curious. Exactly what does it mean when someone says, "I don't doubt that you can do a good job homeschooling. But I don't believe that anyone else can do it successfully." Does she really think I am The One and Only Super Homeschool Mom? :lol: Does she - gasp! - really doubt that I can do a good job? :001_huh: Is she just trying to make conversation and should really hold her tongue? Does she think every other homeschool graduate is a total failure? (Not that she knows any other homeschool families. Just "that one." You know. That one family that all homeschool myths are based on. "This" family can't spell. But they are socialized because she keeps up with them on Facebook. And you know, Facebook is a good place to judge someone's homeschool/spelling abilities.) I just don't get that comment. And she has told me that no less than five times in the past 48 hours. I really should have played "pass the bean dip." :001_huh: Now I'm hiding out in my office until my Very Dear Husband comes home with chocolate and tequila. Ah. Tis the season. MIL this week. FIL on Christmas day. (They are divorced.) And as my MIL says, "Your FIL doesn't approve of homeschooling because there is this homeschool family at their church that is so unsocialized. I may question someone's ability to homeschool, but at least I don't question their socialization." Yeah. That makes me feel better. :lol: Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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