I deleted Part One but it's available in readers. I'm not sure why I deleted Part One.
But Part Deux is where the real meat of the issue lies. We're dumb and we're abnormal.
I was reading over at The Foil Hat and the last sentence of her post summed up our last six years of homeschooling. I commented about it because it struck me so.
I live in a huge area. Our cities all clumped together make the 5th largest metropolis in the US. We have a HUGE homeschooling community. If you can throw a rock, chances are you'll hit a homeschooler.
A gifted homeschooler.
Unless you hit my kids. They are as dumb as the rocks being thrown. Or at least that is my impression. Personally, I think my kids are awesome.
Pete can draw anything, is a wonderful comedic actor and can play the drums by ear. Pete has written several stories and comics and has written and produced several well thought out films. Pete also likes to just hang out and play video games or watch television or read a book.
RePete can also draw anything, has also started to play by ear - both
drums and piano, and who knows what else, he's only seven so time will
tell. RePete doesn't know all the terminology, but he totally understands the way our universe works. I have to confer with BN on this because I'm not a science-y person. But in the middle of dinner he'll start talking about recycling or planet rotation. He still loves Legos and Playmobile and video games and Spongebob and is a top player in his soccer league.
But those boys are just plain dumb compared to what the other mothers share about their kids around the playground.
I wish I knew more dumb people. I wish they were a little more abnormal.