Monday, April 20, 2009

What's Up With That? (The things I think)

The homeschool convention offered no child care for children. There was a teen track, and children 12 and above were able to attend sessions on their own. So, the sessions I attended had more than a few children (and lots of itty bitty babies) sitting in as well. The children were absolutely wonderful.

OBSERVATION: I DID NOT SEE A NINTENDO DS, GAMEBOY, LEAPSTER OR OTHER VIDEO GAME THE ENTIRE WEEKEND.

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There were a good number of families there whose dress told me that they are probably Amish or Mennonite. The women and girls wore their hair up in a pretty bun, and over the bun, the women wore a white net cap. (I'm sure there is an official name for this cap, but I have no idea what it might be.) In quite a few sessions, I happened to be sitting behind some of these women. THOSE CAPS ARE ALWAYS PRISTINE. No marks or stains or smudges. Some of these women had babies with them. My babies were always getting my clothes smudged somehow. How do they manage to always have a spotless cap? That's what I was wondering...
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I still consider myself a newcomer to homeschooling, so I'm thinking maybe I haven't seen very much in terms of who is represented. Last weekend's convention in Cincinnati was my second convention. Overwhelmingly, the attendees are Caucasian. Where's the diversity? What's up with that?

1 comment:

The Glasers said...

We have one gameboy in the house (Pamela) and one 360. We only get cable into one room of the house and, if I had my way, we would have never gotten it!!!!!! I am not sure David would have gone to a convention without his iPod though!!

We do not have a DVD in the car either.

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