It is not my kids. It is not our curriculum. It is the fact that we cannot find a group to fit in with.
The last group we were in was not wonderful, but we are going back to it. I am forcing my kids to be active in it just because they need some form of socialization in a face to face forum. The kids are kind of snotty and very clickish. Yes, you even get that in the homeschool arena.
But because we do not LOVE this group, I have been trying to find a group around this area we are in and it is even worse. They ALL - yes, everyone one of them, have Faith Statements you have to sign. This is where I have a problem. I consider us Christians. Always have, always will.
However, on these statements we have to sign that a marriage is only between a man and a woman. It does not state that only a Church marriage, just a marriage. That and that the bible is the ONLY book from God and the words are face value - which means I am agreeing to the world only being here around 6,000 years, among other things,etc, etc.
#1 - My husband and I are earth science people - his is an environmental geologist and I was in school for environment science -emphasis in hydrology. There is no way in hell we can can agree to that time line. No way. No one will convince me otherwise, so if you believe that, let's just agree to disagree.
#2 - Much more heated debated, but I am pro-LGBT. I believe they should be able to marry in court. I would never force a church to marry them, but for legal purposes it should be allowed. Again, if you do not believe this - let's agree to disagree.
So, as you can see, I cannot on good conscience sign a statement like this - it would be purgery.
The closest open LGBT group is 50 miles away on the side of Houston, but that is not what we are looking for and I cannot drive that for social meetings. There is NOTHING that is just Secular that meets for just teens - other than the so-so group we are going with.
I have looked for group guitar lessons, but I was told noone who can afford lessons wants that - they want private, so I lost there. We are not into sports at all and I am not going to push them. However, I thought we might like a group archery club or something, but nothing except one place that takes 4 people for a lesson and they are on a 2 year waiting list and they are 35 miles away.
All of the co-ops and classes are faith based as well. I never knew how much we were in the bible belt until my kids hit their teen years and there is NOTHING out there.
Sigh - I will have to be very active with that group this next year to get them out there. My education for them is tough though and I have my business too.
I cannot wait until I am done with school for good. It is not that homeschooling or my kids are the issue, I am just tired of worrying about every little thing.