They are upstairs rehearsing for their drama musical. Their voices are strong and sweet. I can barely contain the emotion as I listen. It's not just the music or even the words. It's that the girls who own the voices are genuinely sweet. They are all homeschooled and they are smart and lovely, and they fill me with hope for the next generation. They make me laugh (loudly) at the "what about socialization?" question. They are unfailingly polite and can look you straight in the eye when they talk to you.
Lucy wants to be a writer. Paige aspires to be an historian. Alison has a 2nd degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do. They are already strong young women. They are amazing people. They are great friends.
If you knew them, it would never even occur to you to ask.
What about socialization??