Thanks so much for your comments on yesterday’s post about the great homeschool debate. I feel like many decent, well-adjusted, fully functional members of society (whom I like and even admire) are joining the homeschool movement! Without warning me first. It’s so freaking annoying! ;-) They challenge my world view!
Whether to consider homeschooling as a real option for our family is an on-going discussion. We stayed up late last night coaching the kids through some of the reasons why they want to be pulled out of school. We found that most of the reasons were social ones and so…
The Manchild gave the kids permission to punch certain kids in the face if a situation warrants it.
I told them, “Nope.”
He said, “Well, maybe!”
I pushed him out of the room (literally) and said something powerfully inspiring. It probably went something like this:
“You need to only do two things: Radiate Confidence and be a Champion of the Weak! Everything else will fall into place if you can do those two things.”
At that point, The Manchild re-entered the room and said, “Yeah! CHAMPION OF THE WEAK!” AND SHOVED HIS FIST INTO THE AIR!!!”
We had a moment together.
This morning I took a lucky kid on a mini-shopping spree. That fell under the “radiate confidence” category.
A couple of hours ago, The Manchild got home from work and asked expectantly, “Did you get to punch anybody in the face today?”
“No, but I yelled at a kid and told him to knock it off!”
*FIST IN AIR*
We haven’t decided what to do about the non-social problems at school. Issues like, being bored out of their minds for 7 hours straight. I do feel bad about that.
My beloved college roomie posted on Facebook today:
Lorna May, you preach the truth.
Anywho– said late-night family pow-wow + all day shopping spree today during the hours I have normally reserved for blogging means I actually don’t have a new Life Hack for you guys today.
Wait, yes I do.
When your family needs you (and that’s WHEN, not IF) drop everything and take care of business. Family first. Spouse and kids before EVERYTHING ELSE.
No matter what your schedule is supposed to look like or what plans you thought you had under control, when STICKY LIFE hits, be prepared (and mentally flexible enough) to change plans at the drop of a hat.