Today I have 6 kids in the house. My 2, their 2 cousins and a couple of girls my daughter's age. School work was put aside because the two girls have been friends of my daughter's forever but aren't local. They come here only when they're supposed to be visiting my neighbour, their grandmother.
Yesterday I had 5 kids. My 2, their 2 cousins and a daughter of a friend of mine who's 6 and fast becoming one of those kids who's practically family. That was okay. Great kid and her mom, a fantastic friend of mine, came by after for coffee, supper and gossip.
Saturday we were at my parent's house and there was a neighbourhood boy of 12 who came by to play with their dog. And my kids.
Last week their were no cousins but two neighbourhood sisters, one 10 and the other 6, who like my kids and LOVE our toys. I'm fearing their knock at the door today because the house might explode.
This is what homeschooling socialization looks like when we're doing nothing but staying in a house, waiting for the knocks on the door. Never mind Girl Guides and soccer and whatever else my kids want to do.
So the real problem of homeschooling socialization? There's too damn MUCH of it!
UPDATE: My worst fears are realized. The other two girls came over. I'm at 8 kids now. Thankfully it's a nice day and I can keep them outside.