I’ve had enough of justifying our unschooling life. It’s boring.
I recently read this fabulous post We Don’t Do That School Thing over at Jitterberry. Two lines stuck out for me….
“The absence of school does not leave a deficit to offset.
Our children do not attend school and we do not do anything to compensate for this fact.”
I’m not going to pretend we do lots of exciting things, because frankly we don’t. We just live our lives. That question…”What do you do all day?” is sounding weird to me now. In fact, it’s such a weird question that I don’t even have a reply for it, although I’m very tempted to say, “It’s none of your god damn business!“.
It’s as though once you happen to let slip that you “Home Educate” your children – I don’t even bother saying Unschool anyore – it’s like “Open Season” to ask you personal questions about you and your children’s lives. You suddenly find yourself being expected to justify your life to the check out girl!
Well, fuck that!