Saturday, February 20, 2010

Oh, those unsocialized kids of mine!

Last night, at the Robotics Open House, 23 News showed up. When they were looking for a student to interview, Jamie (our son who has been in this for four years, team captain for most of it and now the head student designer) was pushed to the front of the pack. Despite the fact that our unsocialized home-schoolers are the only homeschooled kids on the team, both Jamie and Joanna were interviewed by the news crew. Joanna is the team captain this year. So, guess whose interview made the news?

You'll have to click here to find out for yourself.


Jenny P. said...

Very cool! Good luck come March 13!

a Knitting Junkie! said...

Way cool! Nothing frustrates me more in my homeschooling talks to others than for someone to act like I am doing my boys a big disservice because they think that homeschoolers don't get enough socialization!

Great example of how untrue that is!

Hugs & Blessings,

Braley Mama said...

Yeah Joanna!!!!! People need to ask the question "who do we want our kids to learn social skills from?". The answer should be from adults not children. The studies show that home-schooled kids do better all around than regular schooled children. Your kids are a fabulous example:) Good job mama!!!!

sara said...

woo hoo!

Becky said...

I'm with Anita here. It bugs me to no end to hear the socialization thing. My kids are so much more social than most kids I know who'll only search out kids their own age in a group. Mine will talk to anyone.
I wish your kids and their team the best of luck in their competition.

Organizing Mommy said...

Anita and Becky.. that's half the reason I feel the liberty to "boast" about the kids--so that those of you who are just new to homeschooling can get a little glimpse of what "regular" homeschoolers are doing!

I found it humorous that all of the other mentors and students literally pushed our two to the front. THEY knew who was up for the public speaking job!

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Mrs. Parunak said...

Go, Joanna! That's awesome! Once again, a homeschooler proves to be self assured and articulate.

a Knitting Junkie! said...

LOL, You know, this is my seventh year homeschooling my boys & this is still the only reaction that bothers me...of course, I never get that reaction from anyone who has actually MET my boys.

Joanna, You are more than welcome for the visit! I am subscribed to your blog and get your updates in my Google Reader....YaY for Google Reader! LOL

Thanks for your visit as well. Stop by any ol' time!
Hugs & Blessings,

kristilea said...

How how neat! I'm sure that was exciting for her!

Deborah said...

That is so awesome for your kids! I couldn't agree with you more about "unsocialized" homeschool kids.