I get a kick out of the inevitable question asked of anyone who finds out that we home school: "What about socialization?"
It's sort of hard to not be around other kids. Between scouts, church, sports, and friends - we get a little too much socialization some days.
But today's activity was what I think of as a great benefit of home schooling. The kids have been working with some friends on staging a play and today was a day to gather, play, and practice. This has all been self-directed and has transpired between kids who are 11, 10, 9, 8, and 7. different ages, different genders, different families. All "socializing".