If you were to come over this morning to have a cup of coffee….
… I would tell you how big Hudson is getting. He is moments away from crawling. I’m pretty sure this weekend he will start. I just have a feeling… I havent started baby proofing yet. To be honest, I never really did with Maddux. But we didn’t live in a two-story house when he was little like this so I need a gate for the upstairs. One of these days I’ll get on it. I don’t do the baby proofing of soft ends one very corner and locking of cabinets and all of that. Do you? I do move stuff. I will move the cleaning supplies to a different area… however, I never leave him unattended. So I guess I just think it’s a little overkill right? Sometimes I just think it’s something that people waste their money on but don’t really need. but that’s just my opinion.
… I would hope you aren’t offended by that. I mean if you are one of those that add cushioned edges to your coffee table and cover every single outlet hole. Kudos to you friend. I just… am lazy. I’m justifying my laziness. When I want to be lazy I just say if my mom didn’t need it neither did I have no idea if my mom would have bought it if that were available. Maybe? Maybe not?
… I would probably tell you that I feel like an outcast on most things when it comes to my kids. I feel that people are so focused on areas that I just think… come with time. For example school. I have a hard time talking to friends about Kindergarten. I believe Kindergarten is mostly a social experience. I don’t want my kid to come home with homework yet. I don’t worry about drilling him with flashcards at night. Sure we read every night… and sure I make him sound out words as we go… and we play go fish and card names that are helping him learn a few things here and there. But there are people who want the homework and want the content at this age… and I just think WHY!?!?!? It is all going to come with time. I want my kid… to be a kid. I want him to find learning fun… I want school to be something he looks forward to. Honestly 2 hours of homework a night is not going to make your kid any smarter at this age… it might burn him out though. Again, just my opinion… but I wish people would just calm down on this crazy competition. But then again… just my opinion.
… I would probably share with you than that I also support common core. (Gasp!) I know the rest of this world is all up in arms and petitions and everything else. I wonder if anyone has ever researched the reason for common core? Are these parents even looking at the big picture behind it? Because it’s awesome. And I think if people took the time to understand it… took the time to give it a chance it would be different. However, maybe not because on top of those parents fighting it… you have teachers fighting it. And if those teachers don’t invest themselves into it then really it’s not benefiting our kids anyways. I don’t think this is a governmental plot to screw up our children. I really hate how much people fight these types of things. We complain about there being no community support yet… people are so quick to jump the gun and freak out about change.
… I will tell you I fully support teachers. My husband is a teacher. I do not believe teachers paid enough. And not selfishly… not because i want us to have more money… but because of what he goes through on a day-to-day basis. And to be more honest.. not only that but because my son is in a public school and I want his teacher to be paid enough to be happy with her job… so that she is benefiting my child. I just wish parents and teachers alone would just accept this philosophy… and let’s see how it works out. I understand the frustration out of everyone. I know that I won’t understand how to help my kids with their homework… but that’s all part of the process. My parents struggled to help me with homework at times because the lesson was different from when they were in school.
… I would tell you that I believe teachers have the most important job and they are not recognized enough. They are not. But I do believe there are some teachers out there that fight change and I don’t think those teachers are benefiting any of the kids they come into contact with. You remember those teachers as a kid right? We all remember them. We remember the really good ones… and the really bad ones. I could name off a few of mine right now…
… I would say I have no idea if this common core will work as planned and to be honest if the teachers doing the lessons aren’t on board it probably won’t. It’s hard though… how do you get everyone on the same page. My company can’t get 4 executives to agree on one sales pitch… so how do you get 30+ adults to agree on the best way to teach this generation of kids. You probably can’t. Do I think these teachers have their hearts in the right place? Do I believe they feel they are doing what is best for these students? Yes, absolutely. And I guess at the end of the day that’s all I can really ask for.
… I would probably tell you that I love the school my son is in. I am so unbelievably happy with how everything is going. It’s not all perfect and sure there are things I wish they would do differently (holidays). But overall I am so ridiculously happy. They have this thing called Meehan Manners. And the kids get MVPs for days that they have used their manners… and I just love the message they are teaching the young kids about being nice. Rewarding them with recognition for being kind. It’s such a great idea.
… I would probably mention I am right there with the public opinon on the “no child left behind” act. I am ready for that to be done with. I do not think we are benefiting any child by pushing them through the system. And I could probably go on and on about this… but I think I have talked about school enough this morning.
… I would probably apologize if I have offended you. That is not my intention… and this is such a debatable topic and everyone has their own opinions. And my opinion is not the right opinion. It is just my opinion. So feel free to brush me off… roll your eyes .. and go about your day. We all have opinons on all of these topics… and hopefully mine have not offended you in any way. I just wonder sometimes if we are hurting our children by fighting change, Us as adults have such a hard time with change… and sometimes I think we let fear get the best of us. – myself included.
… I would probably change the subject at this point. Enough about all that… Right?
… I would probably mention how I can’t believe Thanksgiving is a week away. How did that happen? This is all flying by right? I need to finish my Christmas shopping and this year I am just stumped on what to get people. Shopping for others is so hard. Where are you at with your shopping?
… I would probably tell you how I am thinking about doing a 12 days of Xmas giveaway on the blog. I need to get Jerry on board though because it involves his help. I might have burnt him out with all these orders for the church fundraiser. He keeps telling me I am never allowed to go to church by myself again… the one time I do and I sign him up to make furniture for free ;) He’s kidding though. He knows its for a good cause. We are just ready to be done and have these orders out of the house. It is always that way when you get to the end of something right? Plus we are tired. I feel like we havent slept in weeks. All I want to do is have a Netflix marathon and lay on the couch. But kids don’t allow that. So hopefully 10 years from now… we will get the chance to do that.
… and by now the kiddos would be up and ready to go… and the coffee would be gone.
.. Until next week sweet friend..