The World watches eagerly as teenaged homeschoolers graduate, salivating as they wait to see what comes next. Everyone knows the lack of socialization has been building up year after year, just waiting to burst out of hiding. College, then, is the moment of truth when the sheltered child is first separated from his parent and will certainly BECOME ENTIRELY UNABLE TO FUNCTION!!!!!
I have only spent one day at my college, but I have already encountered several of the deep set misconceptions about homeschoolers. The epidemic of prejudices is a little worse than I expected!
The bright side to this is that it offers the potential for a goldmine of hilarious stories. Here’s the first:
Sophmore boy: So, what school did ya go to?
Me: I was homeschooled.
Sophmore boy (dryly): Sounds like fun.
Me (completely not hearing the sarcasm in his voice): Yes, a lot of fun!
Sophmore boy (stuttering): Oh-oh-ah-um, really?
Never fear, World. I will keep you posted on all the ins and outs of this homeschooler’s transition to college life.