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Friday, February 17, 2006

Socialization?

In connection with that last post: While in line to get re-routed (three (3) hours total) I struck up a conversation with the guy in front of me and it turned out he was a home schooler of four kids including a seven-year-old girl like me (see what bad sentence structure can do?). He was very nice: I watched his stuff so he could go get some food and he brought me back a sandwich. Anywho, while talking about home schooling I had occasion to use this treasure which Frank sent me awhile back:



"When my wife and I mention we homeschool our children, we are without fail asked, 'But what about socialization?' Fortunately, we found a way our kids can receive the same socialization that government schools provide. On Mondays and Wednesdays, I will personally corner my son in the bathroom, give him a wedgie and take his lunch money. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, my wife will make sure to tease our children for not being in the 'in' crowd, taking special care to poke fun at any physical abnormalities. Fridays will be 'Fad and Peer Pressure Day.' We will all compete to see who has the coolest toys, the most expensive clothes, and the loudest, fastest, and most dangerous car. Every day, my wife and I will adhere to a routine of cursing and swearing in the hall and mentioning our weekend exploits with alcohol and immorality.... And we have asked them to report us to the authorities in the event we mention faith, religion, or try to bring up morals and values."

2 Comments:

At Sunday, February 19, 2006 7:18:00 PM, Blogger Christine Ansorge said...

YES! YES! YES! I love this post. Thank you for putting it so plainly.

 
At Monday, February 20, 2006 11:46:00 AM, Blogger Seth said...

That is freaking hilarious.

 

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