Wednesday, December 10, 2008

To Anonymous-thanks for your opinion

So for whatever reason today, Anonymous, decided to post a nasty comment to me on my blog. It wasn't some short little comment either. And there were actually 2 of them.

They totally bashed me for homeschooling, how overweight we are and how we are just basically ruining our children. I just love it that they chose to leave their comment anonymously. I do have to say that if I have anything nasty to say about anyone, I am never too scared to say it directly to their face. Or at least leave my name on a blog.

So I have decided to publish their comments in my blog and respond to them. Here are the comments entirely and following them are the questions in bold with my responses to them. Please feel free to leave a comment and tell me what you think.

"Cortni, do you have the degrees and the qualifications to teach a 7th grade boy? Do you understand that he needs socialization with other boys his age? And so do your daughters? Do you agree your daughters in particular are seriously overweight and will become obsese adults if you don't teach them to eat healthy?
Do you see that you are cramming them with false gods and jesus talk while neglecting a Scientific view? Do you want to perpetuate ignorance by making them religious freaks? Don't you see you and your husband while still young are not getting exercise and are eating all the wrong foods? You should all avoid cupcakes like hell!
Public schools in America are free and have the best tools for your kids. You don't even spell correctly, how can you teach these kids? How does your husband allow this? Why don't you send your kids to school and get a job to help society instead of staying home all day?
I feel bad for your kids. Their future is in retail or fast food joints, and thumping the bible and saying absurd things like "we came from Adam and Eve". Very sad future indeed.

I think you should spend less time making these ridiculous hair bows, and more time working on improving the incredibly weak homeschool "curriculum" you're subjecting your kids to."


Cortni, do you have the degrees and the qualifications to teach a 7th grade boy?

Do you mean can I read and write? Why yes, yes I can. I can read a teacher's manual just as good as any other "teacher". Do you really think that teacher's know every little aspect and fact about the subjects they teach? No, believe it or not, they have books to help them out....just as I do.

Do you understand that he needs socialization with other boys his age? And so do your daughters?

Oh yes, I am quite aware of that. That is why my children are involved in outside activities. You do understand that homeschool doesn't mean they are locked inside the house all day right? Unlike public schooled children who are locked away in a classroom all day, my children get to have experience's that they otherwise would not if they weren't homeschooled.

Have you ever heard of homeschool groups that meet up for park days and field trips? Or homeschool co-op's where children go to classes all day with other homeschooled children? There are also thing's like the library, Girl Scouts and YMCA classes, like P.E., for homeschooled kids. Oh and after school sports, basketball, football, soccer, etc. Trust me, there is no lacking of socialization in homeschool.

But, I have to say that there is a difference in socialization that public school kids get over homeschooled kids. My children are focused on their work with no distractions while your children are "socializing" with 20 other kid's in their class. Oh and congratulations for any bad habits your kids are picking up from those 20 other kids whose habits and morals you have no clue about.

Do you agree your daughters in particular are seriously overweight and will become obsese adults if you don't teach them to eat healthy?

This one I found amusing....what? Seriously, what are you talking about? My kids are perfect! I hope you can catch the sarcasm there. Yes, it is no secret that my daugher's are overweight. And if you knew me or my family personally, you would know that we aren't just sitting back and letting them gorge themselves. We are teaching them healthy eating habits, and what perfect timing you have because they start their My Body and Nutrition unit next week!

Have your ever heard of a little thing called bento? For me bento is all about healthy eating and portion control and that is what my kid's have for lunch. In fact, I seriously doubt that you go the length's I do to ensure that my kid's know how to eat right.

Do you see that you are cramming them with false gods and jesus talk while neglecting a Scientific view? Do you want to perpetuate ignorance by making them religious freaks?

Now really I have no idea what you are talking about here. I am cramming them with false gods and Jesus talk? Seriously, you have no idea what ideas or principles I am teaching my kid's. You are not here for our school day. And really, it's none of your business what religious teaching I chose for them. It is my right as their parent to teach them what I want to.

And as far as scientific view, I found that hilarious. The curriculum I use for science was created by a public school science teacher and has no religious teaching at all. It just goes to show how little you actually know about me and my family. Really I think that you just want to spout off your narrow-minded beliefs on my blog, maybe because you don't have anyone in real life to speak with?

Don't you see you and your husband while still young are not getting exercise and are eating all the wrong foods? You should all avoid cupcakes like hell!

Again, you have no idea what goes on in my house. You don't know what we eat. You have no clue! Same goes for exercise. Avoid cupcakes? Because I have a picture of a cupcake and cupcake links on my blog, you think I am just sitting around eating cupcakes all day? Wow. In case you didn't notice, there are tons of foodie links on my sidebar.

You do realize at this point you kind of sound like an idiot because you don't know anything about me and you chose to open your mouth with all of your assumptions.


Public schools in America are free and have the best tools for your kids.

I have to wholeheartedly disagree here. They have the best tools for my kids? What tools would that be? Yeah, they are free, but at what cost to your kids? Schools are no more capable of instilling values, morals, and education than me. If they have the best tools for children, then why are so many slipping through the cracks and not getting an appropriate education?

What sounds better. Teaching the abc's to 20 kids at one time or teaching them to 1 or 2 children at the same time? How can you say that there is anything bad with being able to give children one on one time that they can't get at school?

There isn't enough time or resources for teachers to give a complete and full education to all 20 students in their class. Because all kids do not learn on one level at one pace. Homeschool is a chance to individualize the curriculum for the child. There is freedom to spend an extra week on fractions if needed. You do not get that in public school. You have to keep up or get left behind and there aren't enough teachers to help every single child who is behind. It's just not possible. At home, my children fall through no cracks.

It's funny that you criticize our weight, eating and exercise habits but you think we should send our kids to public schools to eat the foods they serve and get an hour or 2 a week of P.E.? How are those healthy tools? Our school's only encourage unhealthy eating and exercise habits, not encourage them. They don't have the time or money to change it either. So who is better off in that situation?


You don't even spell correctly, how can you teach these kids?

You don't know my educational background, and if you did, you would realize how stupid this comment really is. What did I misspell? Here and there the occasional slip up typing and you think that it is grounds for saying that I cannot spell therefore am not capable of teaching my kids? I am sorry that for whatever reason you are not capable of homeschooling your kids. I am not you (thank God) and therefore I know how extremely qualified I am to teach my children. It's not subject to your approval.

How does your husband allow this?

Because he is smart, and wonderful, and loving, and caring, and he wants the best for his kids.

Why don't you send your kids to school and get a job to help society instead of staying home all day?

Besides the fact that you have no clue if I work from home or not....what is the big deal about me being able to stay home all day? Do you have to work and therefore are jealous of those who get to stay at home?

How does me working help society or directly benefit my kids? Seriously. I hate to tell you this, but I don't have to work. Simple as that. I have been a stay-at-home mom for 9 years and have only homeschooled 3. I've always been able to be at home with my kids and that will never change. Ever. Unless I choose for it to. Get over it.

I feel bad for your kids. Their future is in retail or fast food joints, and thumping the bible and saying absurd things like "we came from Adam and Eve". Very sad future indeed.

Oh don't feel sorry for my kids. They are bright, funny, creative, special individuals who will have no problem making their way in life. And do you know how I know this? Because I have taught them what they need to know to become successful, well-rounded people who will undoubtedly go far in life.

And where do you get this bible thumping assumption? I am not ashamed to be a Christian and I never will be. I am glad that my children know Jesus and that will never change. What is funny about this is that we don't even go to church right now. My husband always works on Sunday so where do you get that we are these crazy religious freaks? Again, kind of looking like an idiot here since you obviously don't know anything about our family!

I think you should spend less time making these ridiculous hair bows, and more time working on improving the incredibly weak homeschool "curriculum" you're subjecting your kids to.

Well, I really don't care about what you think I should or should not do. I tell you what....when you pay my bills, you can tell me what to do. Until then, mind your own business! And those ridiculous hair bows are beautiful and they make me some pretty pocket change. And it's so nice of you to tell me what to do with my free time. You have a lot of nerve.

I'm guessing that you think that what is posted on my sidebar is all we do in our homeschool. Sorry, I haven't updated that thing since August! I am actually pretty happy with my curriculum choices and the kids are having a great time. And what do you know of the curriculum I have chosen? What if I told you that I thought that the textbooks used in public school's were weak and omit facts that are relevant to the subject, especially history?!

Really, we get to go in-depth with our studies where public schooled children do not. They don't have time to do so, with all of that cramming for the TAKS test and all. So actually my kids get more of an education. Funny how that works out huh.

I am sorry that your panties are in a bunch because you have to work, aren't capable of teaching your children and apparently hate God, but those are your issues. See, I can make assumptions too.

I am sorry that the happiness that my family enjoys is something you can't have for yourself. It is sad. But don't worry, I will pray for you. And I hope that you and your family have a very blessed Christmas celebrating our dear savior Jesus' birth.

7 comments:

Chel's Leaving a Legacy said...

WOOO HOOO! You go, Cortni! Great responses to some very personal, malicious, and ridiculously uninformed comments. You know, you and I both could come up with just as many presumptuous, lofty questions about why in the world a person would just trust the world system and total strangers to raise their children instead of taking that responsibility themselves (if financially able)? Sheesh. He/she has a lot of nerve indeed. But good for you, girl!

Holly said...

Wow Cortni, I don't know what to say...I am shocked that someone would say all these things to you and to do it annonymously....I mean for real, if you have an opinion that you think you should stand by at least be brave enough to leave your name.

I guess Annoymous would have issues with me too cause I homeschool my children and oh my goodness I feed them cupcakes...oh and I teach the about the WORD OF GOD as well....

Seriously, this person is obviously an uneducated person who is just jealous of you! Keep on doing what you are doing and ignore this rude person who can't even leave thier name for you...

*hugs*

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An Accomplished Woman said...

I am so sorry that someone would be that creepy. You are blessed and don't let them rain on your parade.

Love your blog and keep up the good work.

Anonymous said...

Honey, I don't have to work: I want to work. I do not want to stay home all day. I want to grow professionally and have contact with other people other than 3 kids. What are you going to do when your kids are gone? Watch soaps all day? I would go nuts staying home all day! It is hilarious that you find that a good situation to be in! And what will happen when your husband exchnages you for a younger (and slimmer) version of you? What skills do you have to support yourself? Or are you going to munch on his money than as well?
Furthermore, your assertion that I hate god is hilarious as well because how can I hate something that does not exist and is the product of fairy tales? Do you realize you are teaching false stories to your kids? Propagating lies? If your family is eating healthy, how come all of you except your son is grossly overweight? How unhealthy can that be? How can you compare your knowledge about different subjects with teachers who have master degrees and specializations in their fields? I cannot understand how you can think that by sending your kids to school you won't be able to teach them good values. Of course you can! And good values and morals are not exclusive to religion. The bible is a book of hatred, revenge and written by men hundreds of years ago, in times of ignorance and lack of Science. Jesus was a rebel and a charismatic leader in his days who opposed the corrupt government of those times, and who had a group of followers who later formed a "religion" around his persona. After that, religion has been the biggest source of wars and conflicts in the world. The most prosperous contries are also the most secular. Excess religion=ignorance. Have you read Richard Dawkins' "The God Dellusion"? Have you watched "Religulous"? You are stil young, how come you are so brainwashed? And I did not write anything about bow ties-that was someone else.

Anonymous said...

Do you understand that your husband is at serious risk for heart disease, stroke and diabetes with his huge weight? I can guarantee that man does not even walk. Must go from his truck to the couch every day, and fill up in donuts, chips and beer all evening. Ah, and Micky D's are probably the choice of restaurant.

Melanie said...

Wow, Cortni, so sorry you're having to deal with this crap. I hope this is just a troll and not someone being serious. It is beyond me why someone feels the need to be so hateful to someone they don't know. I will say that I love staying home with my kids all day, I also plan to home school them when they are older.