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    "How do you know what to teach?" Well, gee, I went through school, so I'm pretty sure I can just start with what I learned and go from there. If not, well, these IS this wonderful invention called the Internet. Or, before that, the LIBRARY. It's not like knowledge isn't just everywhere these days.

    The biggest comment I HATE though is "Oh, I could NEVER do that! I don't have the patience!" uh-huh.

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    This afternoon we are visiting a local "free school" for middle school and high school students! You can drop in when you want. They have really great looking classes, so we are excited. The main "teacher" there did her internship at Northstar! Cool.
    LOVE the sound of that...follow up and let us know how that goes. And CONGRATS on the final day of school!!!! Let the homeschooling begin!


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    Them: "Aren't you worried about socialization?"
    Me: "No, not really."
    Them: "But but but...blah blah blah sports blah blah blah prom blah blah blah..."
    Me: *shrug*

    In all fairness, I *did* freak out a lot about making friends when we first started. It's less of an issue now. We've made friends, and if I start to feel a little lonely or panicky, I invite someone to play, and go figure! They say yes! I don't worry about it so much anymore.

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    "So does the school give you books?"
    I'm mostly annoyed by the assumption that the only legitimate way of doing this is by having the local school or some school somewhere involved. My response is usually an info dump on all the materials available and the many different sources we use, and trying to explain the fact that grade levels really don't matter.

    I'm up far too late right now and I just found a thin crack in the toilet. So it's all I can think about. We have a service plan with plumbing coverage. I'm going to call and see if this is something they think they can repair or if they'll just need to send someone out of an estimate for a replacement. I don't want to ignore something that could lead to water damage later. If plumbing coverage didn't involve a deductible I'd just schedule an appointment online now.
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