Monday, December 19, 2011

Ay! Monday

I took off half a day so I could go to Junior's holiday party at nursery school. The last time I took off half a day for something at Junior's school, we visited the Mulletville Lite firehouse. The fire chief took one look at our large group and remarked, "I've never seen so many parents on a kids' field trip."

That line is a good segue into an article I read over the weekend. I think it's one of the best articles I've read on parenting in a while.

I've got more to say about it (of course), but I've got to run. Turkey rolls are expiring on the counter.

6 comments:

Pricilla said...

Have fun! It was an interesting read even for a non-parent

VandyJ said...

It is tricky to find the balance between being there for your kids and letting them go. I know I find myself leaning over to the more involved side from time to time. We also let Turbo go more now that he's is relatively self aware.
Like the article says, some my best memories are the ones where my mom was not around.

SmartBear said...

That may be the best damn parenting article I have EVER read. Seriously. LOve it. And I totally needed that. I was feeling guilty for being gone so long grocery shopping yesterday for pete's sake!
Thanks and hope the turkey wraps are a hit!
Best,
Tina

Sparkling said...

Oh I have so much to say about this! We've totally taken the childhood out of our kids. Imagination is only activated when we do most of the imagining for them. The pendulum HAS GOT to swing back and let kids go outside and PLAY and FIGURE IT OUT and make mistakes and IMPROVE on things! We've created a whole generation that can't imagine, play or handle a crisis on their own. It's very sad.

It's also a generation that has no idea what it means to make cookies or cakes "from scratch" and not out of a box. They don't even know what it means to actually MAKE food.

Something has to be done!

Alison said...

I totally read that article too! It makes me think constantly about what I am saying to X and he is only 13 months!

Alison said...

I totally read that article last week and it totally makes me think about what I say to X and he is only 13 months old!

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