We all face 'the comments' from well meaning people curious and/or judgemental about our choice to homeschool.
Once, I got offended.
Then I got defensive.
Then I got evangelical (no converts sorry to say).
Now I just shut up and let my kids be the proof of the pudding.
I don't need to defend or convert anymore.
But every now and then, on a cranky day, I feel like this:
Based on an article from here
But this, this is what is really in my heart now:
To the lady with the blue jacket and the disapproving tone.
I am glad you enjoyed sending your kids to school.
Your eyes look sad and I wonder how much joy you have had in your life.
I wish you'd enjoyed picking them up as much as you did dropping them off.
To the man with the football beenie and the concerned frown.
I am happy for you that you met your best friends at school.
It sounds like it was a very positive experience for you.
I hope my friends have good mates like you as they grow up.
To the lady with the purple hat and the laugh lines.
Thankyou, I think my children are lovely too!
Because the comments people make, are often not about me but about them.
Have a good weekend!