Quite the interesting experience taking my 13 year-old son out of school to home school. I can honestly say that I was not prepared for what happened today.
We discussed “What makes a lie, a lie?”
My son said he wanted to ‘get a job’ and said he needs to be 14. “But you are not 14.” I said. “So!” he states loudly. “Saying you are 14 when you are 13 is a lie. Plus working at your age is a priviledge.”
Well you would have thought I dropped a bomb based on his reaction.
“It’s just a little, white lie.” he explains. “Besides, it is a right. All my friends are 13 and they have said they are 14 and their parents let them do it. OMG I can’t believe you. You try and make everything a priviledge, I have a right to work.”
So I am thinking, “If they said to jump in the lake you would do that too?” But didn’t.
All along, I am trying my best not to bust out loud laughing but when he said “You can help me find a job and you can tell them I am 14. if yhey find out I will be the one to get fired not you. besides, then I would be spending my money and not yours.”
We went for a walk at lunch and along the way the topic came up again. We debated back and forth but the conversation eneded when I asked him to prove that he had the right to work as a minor and he issued the challenge back for me to prove that it is not a right.
So, here we are and this should make for an interesting teaching opportunity.
Makes me wonder what people are teaching their kids – oh, I forgot there are parents, teachers, and then home schoolers. Glad I