Zoë, Jude, Scout, and Briar are taking swimming lessons. In their class are two siblings, a brother and sister. After class got out one evening while I was talking to a friend, I overheard Zoë talking to the siblings. They asked her where she went to school, she proudly said, "The Grafrath School for Gifted Girls. I'm homeschooled." I was tickled pink by this statement. She said it with such pride. I continued talking to my friend and I stopped paying attention to what Zoë and the siblings where saying.
Coming home, Zoë told me about the conversation she had with the brother and sister. They had asked her questions about being homeschooled and she told them about our classes and what we do. She said that they told her that they wished they were homeschooled, that they hated their school because of bullies and whatnot, and when they become parents one day they would homeschool their children. I was shocked. I'm always a little worried about how other children might react to hearing my girls are homeschooled since it's "different". It felt really good to hear the conversation went well and I'm so glad that Zoë walked away from it full of school spirit. She handled it with such maturity and fearlessness. Who knows? Maybe Zoë planted that little seed of inspiration for those kids to homeschool their own children when they're adults.