I had something very interesting happen to me at the most curious of places! This last weekend I spent my time at the Midwest Homeschool Convention in Cincinnati, Ohio. I had the privilege of working a booth throughout the weekend. And I thoroughly enjoyed meeting fellow homeschoolers! Many that I have met and interacted with online, in various arenas, as well as, brand spanking new friends!
However, what astonished me, is that I met someone, who was working for a vendor, who had said throughout the weekend... that they were amazed at all the online and virtual educational options. And homeschooling, is not just Little House on the Prairie anymore.
I was surprised to hear such a thing, AT A HOMESCHOOL CONVENTION! This person, was not the vendor, simply an 'employee'. However, I was surprised at the boldness this person had in describing homeschoolers. Considering I am one! This person, did not look at Little House on the Prairie as a compliment, either, I dare say.
They had assumed we were all living in our one room home, never going out or interacting with others, and clearly not providing our children with an education, that is worthy of the century that we live in.
So, what are your thoughts on this? I posed this question on my facebook page, and had some wonderful comments. Now I would like to open this up to everyone.
What does your homeschool look like? 21st Century? or Little House on the Prairie? Or both? How do you feel about the stereotype?
Please chime in!