Monday, April 26, 2010

Unsocialized Homeschoolers

I will take my unsocialized homeschoolers any day. I mean that. I love my children I love that God has put them here for me to learn from, to teach and to grow our relationships with Him. I love watching how their minds work, I also love that I am the one responsible for their hearts. Don't get me wrong, it is not all roses and soft lighting but mostly it is a joy and a journey we take together. Friday and Saturday we were able to attend the Christian Heritage Homeschool Conference! This year we took Aaron and Taylor with us. When we walked in the building Aaron exclaimed, "Look! they have electric stairs! Can I please ride them?" I was shocked that he did not know the name of an escalator, I soon found out that the escalator was a highlight for most of the children and they did not have to correct name for it either. The difference here is that the children were not wildly running around or up the down or pushing, they were respectful and polite.
The other thing that showed my children's lack of socialization was during one break we were all a bit hungry and I asked Aaron if he wanted to get a candy bar from the vending machine. Aaron asked me what a candy bar was, AND what a vending machine was!
This conference really touched my heart. Not only did we receive huge blessings from the talented children that were chosen to minister to us, but we were equipped to better teach and train our children.
The two key note speakers were excellent! They were Kevin Swanson from Generations with Vision, and Ken Ham from Answers in Genesis! If you have never heard these two men speak you are missing out! The theme of the conference was Stand Firm! I have a renewed vision and encouragement for my home and homeschool!
Give me 2 full days with several thousand unsocialized homeschoolers any day!


Anonymous said...

I second that!- Tami

Shawn said...

My younger kids were on an escalator this weekend too, which led to a discussion about what they were called and why they don't remember being on one before. Are there any in town?
Sounds like a lovely conference!

Sharon said...

I would agree that they are unsocialized just because they don't know what those things were. Perhaps a bit naive - which isn't a bad thing in my book. The modern world intrudes too much for our own good sometimes.