I have heard a lot of talk in different homeschool groups lately about the “weird homeschool mom” and I had to ask myself, What is a weird homeschool mom anyway? Sure, I have met many types of homeschool moms. Some of them definitely had some weird things about them but I had a hard time putting my figer on exactly what a weird homeschool mom is. I have decided that I haven’t met her. Wait, am I her? That could be the answer. Maybe I am the weird homeschool mom….
What is a Weird Homeschool Mom Anyway?
Many people say that they only way you get a weird homeschool kid is if you have a weird homeschool mom. I figured it would be fun to look at some of the things that might make you a “weird homeschool mom.”
Do you rock a tin foil hat in case of the alien invasion?
Nope. Me either. Now if we are talking about having a pair of converse on standby in case the Doctor shows up, that’s perfectly normal. I guess if you did rock a tin foil hat to homeschool park day you might be considered a weird homeschool mom. Then again, they might assume it was part of a costume in the making or a school project and dismiss it.
Do you wear your pajamas in public?
I could see this being a bit weird to some. Then again, don’t people wear leggings as pants? I am not seeing the difference there. Well, then again, what kind of pajamas are you wearing? Are you heading out in these pajamas? That could be a bit weird. Who am I kidding? I would wear these everywhere if I had them!
Do you roll up in a HUGE van?
I’m talking about the vans that can seat 15 people comfortably. Some might consider you a bit weird if you are rolling up in a huge van and unloading kids like it’s a clown car. Personally, I think you are awesome and not weird at all! I commend you! If you are able to homeschool that many kids, I salute you. I don’t have that level of patience and I hate pregnancy with a burning passion.
Are you socially awkward?
Are you just awkward in your own skin. Maybe you aren’t. Maybe you are that mom that walks up and just can’t figure out how to fit in with any of the conversations being had. You may not be weird. You might just be surrounded by people who don’t share your interest. Find something that is common ground and I am sure you will be ok.
Do you wear Culottes?
You might be weird. Then again, you may just be fashion challenged or comfortable. Who am I to judge? I am a flip flops and a t-shirt person. Then again, I did say earlier I would rock some Doctor Who pajamas too so maybe my fashion opinions should stop here.
Ok let’s be serious.
Do you know what makes a really weird homeschool mom? A weird homeschool mom is the one who uses homeschooling as a way to make others feel small for their education choice.
The rest is just personalities..
Let’s be honest. People come in all shapes and sizes. There are so many different types of homeschool moms. While someone may be weird to you, they may be the perfect friend for me.
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