Monday, January 18, 2010
Home Spun comic strip #436
In a perfect world, our children would all get along with each other. After all, they have homeschooling in common! As Marina points out, there are as many homeschoolers as there are shades of colors, both visible and invisible...
Confession time. My kids don't always get along with every homeschooler they meet. My younger two are especially picky when it comes to picking friends. This shouldn't be unusual to me. I, myself, was picky when it came to my friends. I would be nice to everyone, but I was shy and had specific interests. I also wasn't likely to approach anyone. I would draw until someone noticed and talked to me. Then I would talk to them.
Chase and Sierra tend to be very competitive and have an overdeveloped sense of fairness. In all honesty, they aren't always fair, but they expect it in others. Marina probably encouraged this by being so easy-going. They tend to prefer friends who are like their big sister. I tend to encourage them to make friends with kids who have parents I like. I will work very hard to keep a good parent friend. If it means my kids have to learn to play nicely and give in every once in a while, I consider it a bonus.