It hasn't happened much- although we've only been homeschooling for one year. The other night I started a creative writing class for children. Happily enjoying the energy buzzing in the room (and being out on my own for the first time in a long time) I was sidestruck when the gentleman on my left dropped a bomb.
Him: "If you don't mind my asking, why do you homeschool? Religious reasons?"
The teacher was beginning to talk-how could I delve into all of the reasons...
Me in a whisper: "Oh, do you have experience homeschooling, too?"
Him: "No, but I have very strong theologies on why it's not good socially for children."
Wait- he said no, didn't he? No experience yet strong beliefs. Hmmmm.
My response was a weak one.
Me: "I'd be happy to discuss this more with you when we get time".
Did I mean that? I don't know.