How will your kid learn to stand in line?
I’ve never had any one ask me this question, but it seems some ask how homeschool kids learn to stand in line. It’s one of those ‘socialization’ and ‘real life’ type questions that make me wonder what this person thinks homeschooling is. But since I’ve never had anyone ask me, I have a hard time imagining this situation.
Standing In Line
I’m finding my homeschool child has all kinds of opportunities to learn to stand in line. After standing in 2 different lines, with 2 more lines to go to finish registering for VBS, Little Man declared to me “I hate standing in line!” Teeth clenched, angry voice. Like you do. My reply was “suck it up, buttercup. Life is standing in line.” Wesley of Princess Bride claims that “Life is Pain. And anyone who tries to convince you otherwise is selling something.” And I’ve had painful times. But I’ve had more times of standing in line.
So, if you see my child not following proper standing in line protocol, its not for a lack of knowing it. He knows the standard proper distance from the person in front of you American style of queuing up. And if he doesn’t do it, it’s a purposeful bucking of the system. And sometimes, that’s okay!