We are very blessed.
We have a generally small circle of friends. We believe in quality, not quantity. And the friends we have are amazing.
By “we,” we also mean our sons. Yes, homeschoolers really do have friends, despite popular belief.
Their friends range from four to thirteen years old, and not all of them are local. So when we were planning our sons’ combined 6th- and 8th-birthday party at a small local amusement park, we were in hopes the turnout would be awesome.
Of seventeen friends invited, thirteen were able to attend, four of which came from two other counties. Everyone had an amazing time, and we got the biggest kick out of watching all of the kids scurry about, going from one ride to another.
We don’t get to spend as much time with our friends as we’d like, and many of them don’t (or up until the birthday party, didn’t) know each other, but we do everything from park outings to camping trips with them.
Half of our friends are actually the result of camping/RVing.
It doesn’t necessarily matter whether or not — or where — you go to school, or church, or work, or get your hair done. Circumstances bring people together, and personalities and interests are what bond them.