Saturday, February 14, 2009

Good Clean Fun

Our town has little to offer young folks on a Friday night. We have no skating rinks, no bowling alleys, no malls or laser tag. Some young kids will gather on warmer nights in the parking lots in front of the sad, worn movie theater until the cops chase them off. Yet, when I say I homeschool my kids, the first question I get is about socialization. What about the prom?? (That, of course, is the whole reason someone should send one's progeny to a public school.)

Last night, I was privileged to be the chaperone at our homeschool group's teen group's annual costume party. Dressed in outfits from Bon Jovi to nineteenth century belles (one whole group dressed as Seven Brides for Seven Brothers), the kids played card games, ping pong, and learned the Virginia Reel. They laughed and danced and danced. And I wondered - why aren't we providing more kids with this kind of opportunity? Why don't we work off all that energy with more fun like this?

Lauren was beautiful as "Emma" from the book "Emma" by Jane Austen and Anna was fun as a French artiste. Moi, I dressed up as a demoted black belt. I had found a black tae kwon do outfit at a thrift store but wore my own brown belt with it. We had to stop to buy pop at the pony keg (some regional dialect there for you) and I had to strip down to the pants and a tshirt, for fear someone might take me on and test if I was really a black belt. I came back to the car to see Anna with her hand over her mouth, hiding her moustache from cars parked nearby.


Cloudia said...

Lucky kids!
Glad you're power is back to normal.
Say hi to your animals for me, exp Aloha Mo ;-)
Glad you enjoyed the book!!

debra said...

Sounds like a great time. Does you homeschool group do a lot of teen activities?
We were at the Kalahari Waterpark in Sandusky last week for a homeschool gathering. A carnival, 2 talent shows, a dance, workshops (I presented at one), and lots of oportunities to hang out. Next Sat. is a dance. Nothing close by, though. We have to drive a bit to get to everything.

Matthias said...

Haha, looks like a lot of fun! It's a good thing they got a church to do it at this year, can you imagine if they had tried to do that dance at your house, where they had it last year? :D

Sepiru Chris said...

Looks pretty fantastic. Your kids are pretty lucky to have a mom like you, although having your mom know exactly what your homework is might be bothersome at times.

I applaud you greatly, Junosmom.



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