We're really proud of the local school. It's part of living in this town: we root for the Falcons. If you homeschool, it's like saying you don't want to be part of the social fabric of the town. Your children are not participating in something that is important to all of us.
You're also unintentionally hurting the feelings of some very nice, dedicated people who work hard to keep our local school one of the best in the region. And you're basically saying that
my school isn't good enough for your kid. I know you
don't mean it that way, exactly, but that's how it comes across to a lot of people.
There's also the fact that not everyone can homeschool like you. People feel guilty or obligated when they hear about the good things that you are doing with your child. You don't have to say one word about them homeschooling for them to feel judged. I know you don't want to hear that, but that's just human nature.
And plus. You never know when you need to go get a job or your situation otherwise changes. Imagine what people would think if you enrolled your child after stating you think "God" wants you to homeschool right now. God would look pretty stupid, and you don't want that to happen.
I know you really enjoy homeschooling, but I think you should just tone it down a little.
This guest post is one local mom's answer to the question, "Should homeschoolers keep a low profile?" What do you think? Are homeschoolers too out-and-about and prideful?