1. “Are you off school today?”
*le sigh* Now you have to explain why you’re out and about during normal school hours. That, or you look like a truant. This inevitably leads to our next point…
2. “So, are your parents teachers?”
No, no, a thousand times no! It is legal to homeschool your own kids without having a teaching qualification (though many parents do).
3. “You must get so lonely!”
Pardon?! Many homeschooled kids have *more* social interactions, with a wider variety of people and ages than regular school kids can.
4. “So did you do exams?”
This is probably for the older age ones. Some kids are signed up as external candidates and others wait till college.
7. “I wish I’d been homeschooled.”
Often with a subtle hint of that-sounds-so-easy.