I just found an article by someone else that adresses socialization. Clamp your tongue firmly in your cheek, everyone! It’s not the one I was looking for, but it’s good. Many thanks to http://homeschoolblogger.com/hmschlmomto2/
PUBLIC SCHOOL SOCIALIZATION
When my wife and I mention we are strongly considering homeschooling our children, we are without fail asked, ‘But what about socialization?’
We determined we do not want our boys and girls to grow up to be Socialists. Fortunately, we found a way our kids can receive the same socialization that government schools provide.
On Mondays and Wednesdays, I will personally corner my son in the bathroom, give him a wedgie and take his lunch money.
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, my wife will make sure to tease our children for not being in the ‘in’ crowd, taking special care to poke fun at any physical abnormalities.
Fridays will be ‘Fad and Peer Pressure Day. We will all compete to see who has the coolest toys, the most expensive clothes, and the loudest, fastest, and most dangerous car.
Every day, my wife and I will adhere to a routine of cursing and swearing in the hall and mentioning our weekend exploits with alcohol and immorality.
And we have asked (our kids) to report us to the authorities in the event we mention faith, religion, or try to bring up morals and values.
– From the Kolbe Little Home Journal, Fall 2005