There’s a good reason things always feel crazy around the holidays: everybody wants a piece of you, and some of them bite. That’s a recipe for cranberry-pumpkin-sage-cinnamon-apple-streusel-deusel misery pie, which may be Starbucks’ next Frappuccino recipe, but isn’t something you need in your overstuffed mental fridge. Got demanding relatives, pressures from all sides and a list of things to do, bake, buy or decorate so long it won’t fit on your phone screen?
My friend Mimi is the parent I sometimes wish I was. Among a dozen other wonderful characteristics, she creates these genuinely different, difficult and valuable experiences for her kids. They’re always out there, trying new things and exploring. And—here’s a real kicker—you know how, even though you yourself aren’t bilingual, you always swore you’d help your kids learn another language? She actually did it. And this year, they’re living in that country, and speaking that language.
This week, nothing much happened—and that’s exactly what I look for in a week. It’s been a quiet week here. The weather was uneventful, the children relatively untroubled, the schedule not terribly arduous. There were five days of school, which everyone actually attended. No doctor’s appointments, no orthodontist or dentist visits—largely because apparently 6-months-ago me thought it would be great to put them all last week. (Good one, past me. Ha, ha.)
@firstwheat I hadn’t looked at it in a while…but no, not really. I think I know what’s a moral fact—of course I do! But history tells me that they can and should evolve, and that’s what secular schools should help us do.
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Selecting a term
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