lil' maids in a row Posted July 14, 2012 Share Posted July 14, 2012 I have had several encounters that leave me scratching my head, and would love for you all to weigh in with your opinions on the matter. I have been extremely lucky to meet several homeschoolers with similar aged kids in my area. However more than a few have, within the first 2 minutes of meeting me, informed me about how advanced their child is. It just seems strange to me. A recent conversation went like this. Me - "Hi there, how old is your son? He looks about the same age as my daughter." Them - "Oh he is six, how old is your daughter?" Me - "She is six too! It is so nice to meet a neighbor her age. Did he have a fun year in kindergarten this year?" (Maybe the kindergarten part was out of line, but it was the end of the school year and I was trying to keep the conversation going.) Them - "Oh we homeschool and even though he should be in kindergarten he is reading on a 6th grade level and doing 4th grade math." Me - ":001_huh: Wow that is wonderful! We homeschool too, we are working on flushing the potty when you are done and chewing with your mouth closed. (no I didn't say that last part but I was kinda thinking it)" This has happened several times now with different individuals. It always makes me feel uncomfortable. Don't get me wrong, I am really proud of my kids, they can do some awesome stuff. They all have areas where they work ahead of grade level, and they all have areas where they struggle (for example my 3 year old can recite all the presidents, but can't remember her colors :lol:). But I don't typically advertise their triumphs within the first few minutes of meeting someone. So is this sort of thing status quo and I just need to get over my hang up, or would you be scratching your head too? Meredith Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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