I have a dilemma and I don't know what to do about it. Can you help me?
There is a neighbor down the street from us who also has five children and homeschools. You would think it'd be a perfect friendship, wouldn't you? Well...I would have thought so too. I went down to introduce myself when we first moved in and I knew right away that we would never be best friends. I was at least hoping for "friendly" though.
For most of the almost year that we have been here, there wasn't much contact as we all seemed to be busy. But as the weather has gotten so nice, my kids have been outside a lot riding bikes, scooters, etc... and have run into the kids down the street more. They have ridden bikes together and enjoyed life.
The dilemma comes from the mother down the street. My kids wake up pretty early, much to my chagrin, and get started with school early, hence finishing school early. The mother down the street made a comment to my Kally one day questioning the fact that we even do school since my kids are out earlier than they are. Well, that frustrated me, but I thought "whatever".
Then one day their daughter came to our house to play with Kally and she said that her mother thinks that we don't homeschool because our kids are out playing early. Really? She tells that to her children? So...that really began to bother me then!
Yesterday we took a gal from down the street with us to Kally's swim lesson. On the way, she mentions that the woman down the street (same one, 5 kids) has commented to her that we don't homeschool! Are you kidding?
So my dilemma is: do I do my normal mama bear act and go down and talk to her or do I leave her alone and let her think whatever she wants to think. I know that I am doing the stuff I am supposed to be doing! Just a bit of frustration on my part...trying to do what God wants me to do...maybe venting to y'all will just help me get it off my chest and then allow me to in a lame way follow Jesus' example on this very week so many years ago and not defend myself....