Saturday, January 21, 2017

Maybe We Are Doing this Parenting Thing Alright

Here is a Facebook post from Rehm, posted today:

"As I have been reflecting on the inauguration and what was said I saw something in the news that made me grateful to be in this country. It was the fact that in The Gambia, on the same day as the inauguration, a coalition of West African nations invaded. Why? Because the incumbent president who lost an election seen as free and open, had refused to step down. It took an invasion for democracy to work there.
Here we saw the outgoing president have tea with the incoming president. We saw the outgoing president ride with the incoming to the inauguration. We saw them shake hands after the oath of office was given.
We should not discount the peaceful transfer of power we have here in America, because there are a lot of people who can only dream about that happening on their nation."

I had no idea he had written it until I happened upon it in my news feed. He has always loved politics, from the time he was tiny. I guess he gets that from his Dad. I definitely was not aware at his age. 

I'm glad to see that regardless of who is in office he sees how amazing our system is. 

Feeling proud, 

Friday, January 20, 2017

First Impressions

My kids keep telling me I need to get back to blogging.  So here I am.  I do really miss it.

Charlotte is getting a new Language Arts teacher.  Yesterday the new teacher was in the class observing/getting to know the class.

My beautiful, intelligent daughter made an awesome first impression.  She had to ask to leave class to go to the nurse.  Did she have some illness? No.  She had managed to get part of her headphone stuck in her ear!  Somehow, when she pulled our the headphone, part of it stayed in her ear and she could not get it out with her fingers.  She had to go get the nurse to get it out with tweezers.

Of course, Charlotte did not share this story with us until 10:30 last night.  And she didn't start with "I had to go to the nurse to get something removed from my ear."  No, my girl started with "Oh, I need new headphones, mine are broken."  Only then did the rest of the story emerge.  There is never a dull moment with her.  Ever.