We had our first blind homeschool family date. Okay, that sounds weird, like we're dating visually impaired families that homeschool... No, that's not what's happened. I "met" a homeschooling mom online. Yes, via Facebook. She's a friend of a friend. She set up a homeschooled kids fun day at a local mini golf course - Monster Golf. This place was awesome. I saw her walk in with her boys, but we had no idea who the other was. Monster Golf is indoor glow-in-the-dark mini golf. Black lights equals yellow-green teeth and darker skin. On Facebook she does not look like a badly tanned woman with horrible dental practices. In my Facebook profile picture I am wearing German Goggles. By the way, I love Restoration Hardware, the website where I got the goggles. They have the greatest stuff. Anyway, I was not wearing the goggles when I went mini golfing. I probably should have. That would have been awesome.
I finally walked over and asked if she was who I was meeting. She was. Yay! She was a love and her boys were very nice. My children were afraid to play golf - the course was too scary for them. However, once they saw the boys playing, they wanted in, too. We're going to make plans, eventually, to hang again.
I just want Eli, mostly, to know that there are other little boys out there who are homeschooled. He keeps asking about "going away to school, not at home, mommy."