The kids and I met with some new friends today, homeschoolers from out of town. We'll all be at the Live and Learn Unschooling Conference and thought it would be nice to meet now, while they were coming through town, so we'd know some friendly faces ahead of time. We are going to be there for almost a week, after all!
I told them over lunch about a bumper sticker my husband had just seen this morning, while driving the kids to art camp at McGuffey Art Center. It said "My boxer is smarter than your homeschooler." Ok, that's kind of funny. A spin on the "My [breed of dog] is smarter than your honor roll student" that we've all probably seen. And then there's always comedian George Carlin:
Here’s a bumper sticker I’d like to see: “We are the proud parents of a child who’s self-esteem is sufficient that he doesn’t need us promoting his minor scholastic achievements on the back of our car.”
Well, these new friends have a bumper sticker that they put on their vehicle after their first child was born. It's message is simply, "My child is an honor." And they said friends just didn't "get" what they were saying. "What's it say? My child is a horror?" Yeah, ok, on some days . . . Wouldn't it be nice to see lots of families with my friends' bumper sticker on their own cars?