I'm watching Wife Swap, and there's a homeschool family. As the part of the "swapped" wife's rules, the kids had to go to public school. One of the kids said "I like school, I get to be around other kids my age." EXCUSE ME?! GREAT. Just what we need. Other people thinking that we're unsocialized, deprived kids! I'm homeschooled! I'm NOT socially inept. We have other homeschoolers on here who are perfectly normal kids. There are these things called co-ops. They're usually once a week, three or four periods of extra-curricular activities, with other homeschooled children. Almost like being in school. Our homeschool group (the big one), has at LEAST one thing a week. At LEAST one field trip a month. And that's not the only group we have. Those of you on here that know me, know I am not some strange, socially challenged, socially deprived child. And neither are the majority of homeschool families. Granted there are a few nutjobs out there that don't get ANY outside influences, what so ever (trust me, lived at one's house for a week in May...), but most of us are normal. There's just a difference in socialization, and socialism. I'm tired of people arguing with me about how homeschooling is bad. I never get any solid facts! I get appeal to consequences, and argumentum ad populum. Fallacies and nothing more! Okay. I think I'm done.