Interviews With Homeschoolers: Lucas
What is your age?
“Eight and a half.”
How long have you been homeschooling?
“My whole career.”
What are some advantages to homeschooling as opposed to going to school?
“I like to stay home because I get to stay with my family more often. And school is B-O-R-I-N-G.”
How do you know that school is boring since you’re never been?
“Because my sister and brother have told me about school and it seems boring except for gym and art which I can mostly do at home, just not the gym part.”
Can you think of any disadvantages to homeschooling?
What do you do in a typical day?
“I think of stuff. I ask Mom for a playdate with my other homeschool friends, I eat, I play Legos sometimes but not often anymore, I do some computer time about once every three days. Um, I listen to the radio and on Sundays I listen to the top 40 on Z107.3 but sometimes I miss it. I play outside, I travel sometimes to Boston, New Hampshire, Brewer, Bangor, Orono, Portland, Calais and Machias and Augusta-Gardiner. I play piano, baseball and hockey although I like baseball better. I like hockey in the winter more than baseball and baseball better in the spring and summer.”
What are your favorite things to do?
“Play baseball, wait for the holidays to come, play hockey and climb things.”
What do you think you will be doing when you’re 15?
“I will be homeschooling high school and doing high school sports like hockey and baseball although I’m going to quit hockey in college and just stick with baseball.”
What are your dreams for the future?
“Go to the real baseball major leagues. Getting in the Hall of Fame.”
What are your suggestions for kids who want to excel in sports?
“Practice, listen to the coaches, play hard and try and make a lot of plays. And always keep your eye on the ball (for baseball). For hockey, listen to the coaches, skate hard and shoot hard, and pass the puck, you can’t get through everyone. And it doesn’t matter whether you win or lose, just play hard and fair.”
What to you want to do as a grown up?
“I want to have kids. Play baseball and that’s it. Oh, and I might want to cook.”