A home schooled mom tells the story of a time when she got into a conversation in a grocery store with a woman who found out that she was home schooled (because she had her kids in tow during the school day). The woman asked her, "How old to you let them get before you let them out of the house?" My friend was floored. What did she think? We keep them in cages and make the read Latin until they are 21? We don't let them meet people outside the home? They have no friends?
Anyway, as counter-evidence we have this summation of just one month's activities for a bunch of home schooled kids (friends, I might add) from Studeo blog. One of the girls is my daughter.