I’m watching an episode of “Good Luck Charlie” on the Disney Channel and the episode is when ‘Amy offers her prom dress to Teddy’. . . and in the other half of the plotline PJ misses his own Senior prom by accepting to go to his date’s prom instead.
The date’s prom turns out to be a homeschool prom, located in her home basement.
PJ and his date are the only couple attending, and it is deejayed by a grandmother and “crashed” by the mother, who is introduced as her Biology teacher, Physics teacher and whatever else . . . Teddy and Spencer join them after receiving a text from PJ.
The show pokes fun at the homeschool concept of sorts, and I am aghast by this point of view, as if the sparseness and lack in comparison to a “normal” prom makes it less desirable. I suppose I wouldn’t be this sensitive about it if I didn’t find myself on the homeschooling end.
On the other hand, I was never a huge fan of proms myself. . . . It just wasn’t a major part of my high school life. (Although I did attend Junior Prom, jus’ sayin’).
I doubt that proms would even be important to homeschoolers but I couldn’t help but wonder how this is handled or even addressed, if at all?
I guess we could enter another realm of concern such as “socialization” and “association” and reasons of that nature to consider that proms might not be of great importance in the homeschooling world. Correct me if I’m wrong, I’m just interested to learn any thoughts on this?