Archive | October, 2007

Mom: The Official Reluctant Top Chef

It is said that no good deed goes unpunished, and some would agree that we parents deeply understand this statement, especially when it has to do with our kids.  Be careful what you are good at, lest you become stuck as the go-to person for that task, be it gum on a shoe, gum on the carpet, gum on the car seat, mud on a shoe, mud on the carpet, mud on the car seat and on and on.  My son reminded me of this on Sunday night.”Mom, can you just make my lunch every day from now on?”

“What, for THE REST of your life?”

(Snort) “No.  Just until I don’t need a school lunch anymore.”

“When will that be?  When you are 40?”

“No – I don’t know – until I graduate?”

“From … college?”

“No! But can you?”

“I think you can do your own lunch.”

“No. I hate the way Dad does it and you do it best, so can’t you just do it all the time?”

“What?  And drive it to you?”

“I duno. I just want you making my lunch.”

“And what about dinner?”

“Dinner too.”

“Anything else?”

“Well yeah, breakfast.”

“Are you trying to tell me your Dad can’t fix a meal?”

“Kinda.”

“My mother used to give me peanut butter on wheat bread with mayo and milk .  I couldn’t wait to make my own lunch.”

“Eww.  I’d make my own lunch too”

“E X A C T L Y.  My mother was brilliant!”

I think I need to start burning meals and putting peanut butter with salami.  This being known as the person who is good at something can really mess up your life with your kids.

Until next time-

C

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Are We Preventing Our Boys From Learning?

What if you are a child that ONLY learns by doing?

And what do you do if your child’s processing speed is that of dial up when a teacher is teaching at broadband speed?  The child at dial up processing speed is as smart as the child who learns at lightning speed, but how do we get the schools to recognize this?

Until next time -

C

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