We are a creative homeschooling family of 3. I have homeschooled my 2 boys from the start and we do lots of unit studies and get out into our beautiful part of the world as often as we can.
As the boys are getting older and we are getting busier I find I am posting less about our journey but will continue to update occasionally.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Patriotism or Yobboism?

The boys are being Ancient Romans today.

Mr10 and I had an interesting chat today.
We were looking at a catalogue and it had a heap of items with Australian, maps, flags etc. clothes, socks, backpacks and more. I asked him if he would like some of the socks and was surprised at his strong reaction.

"No Way Mum, I am not a yobbo!"

We don't have a TV, and have never had one.
We don't do commercial radio or magazines, we do have an occasional newspaper but I don't know how he has formed such a strong association.
I asked him about patriotism- he is proud to be Australian and he loves Australia, he loves where we live but he does not like "that type of Aussie" and does not want to be a Yobbo!


Currawong said...

Wow, I'm impressed at how much your boys like to dress up! :D Ancient Romans, that's fantastic!

LOL at the yobbo comment. Out of the mouths of babes!

keptwoman said...

Fabulous costumes!