So, if you are waiting for a bus to arrive and it is cold and your children are in the car and you arrive 10 minutes early and the bus is 15 minutes late, you should perhaps not follow these steps:
A. Turn the engine off, but allow the CD player to keep running so children stay calm (music is the opiate of the people)
B. Wait until the bus pulls away to start the car.
C. Discover that the battery has been completely drained.
D. Arrange for a jumpstart.
Got really angry with some parents at the daughter's preschool this day. A small group of parents was talking about the fascination that kids have with building sites and construction vehicles.
Then I realiized they were only talking about boys.
And one person who had only daughters was super upset that his daughters showed no interest in trucks and just wanted to see ponies. And another parent said, "Girls are soooo stooopid."
So I intervened with, "My daughter wants to be a construction worker when she grows up." And on our way into the preschool she carefully examined a truck parked in the parking lot and announced that when she was a construction worker she would use a truck just like that.
I know, a whole bunch of people are going to read this and say, "But you know, there really is a difference and little boys are just way more interested in trucks than little girls are."
Maybe. But I don't think you can separate the nature from the nurture on this one. And I don't think there is any value in generalizing anything so broadly as All Girls are like this and All Boys are like that. It is stooopid.
Grateful Crap: When my 3yo becomes a construction worker, I can become one too. We will build buildings and houses together.
took meds (but forgot morning meds until the evening.)
time with a friend
went to bed at reasonable hour and slept pretty well
(I am finding that I don't watch very much in the way of Netflix etc. now that I am
Quaker, teacher, parent,