September 17, 2008

Homeschool meets Public School: Day 25

I've been holding out on this one to make sure it was really true. But Melissa is starting to tell her friends, so I guess there's no turning back now. She's decided that public school is fun, but there are other things she wants to do with her life, like go to Mexico and help with that orphanage she visited over the summer.

At this announcement, she and my husband start dreaming about all the missions opportunities there are in the world and how they will take this trip and that trip.

I chime in, "But what about school?"

Melissa, stunned: "Mom!"

Me: "So you don't care about finishing this semester at the high school?"

Melissa: "No! I can learn just as much and faster at home because they dumb everything down for the slow kids. And besides, half the stuff you learn at school isn't even useful for life in the real world."

Me: "Have you been reading my blog?"

Melissa: "No, but you should write about this." OK. :)

Edit: She decided to stick it out in public school. But I wanted to save this flash of insight.


Heather said...

Too awesome!

Anonymous said...

Can we all punch the air?! I'm glad she is happy. And I bet it is much better this way. She tried it out and made the decision herself. All your kids seem to be growing up pretty fast.

At A Hen's Pace said...

Wow--is that ever big news! Good for her!!!



Anonymous said...

My younger son has been talking about trying a stint at public school next year...I think I just might give him this post as a point of interest...

Unknown said...

Yay! So happy for all of you!

Unknown said...

Oh goodie! I know you feel better!

SabrinaT said...

How right she is. They dumb everything down. That is great she knows what she wants. CONGRATULATIONS to you both!

Anonymous said...

Mission trips are way better than high school! How exciting!

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