Summer Fun - homework, friends and love!Wednesday, August 05, 2009
"A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle." - Kahlil Gibran
“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” - Howard Thurman
I can't believe it's August already!
Do your kids have gazillion homework? My kids have plenty!
play with the waves...
or just lay on (and in) the sand...
I think the big mistake the teacher did was tell my kid that the homework is optional.
So guess how my little negotiator reacted to such instruction:
“Mom, it’s summer – it means all play and no work!
I think that’s why the teacher said OPTIONAL.
And I’m choosing NOT to do the homework.
My brain has to go on “stand-by”…”
The neighboring town is pretty wealthy. In fact, when my 13yo visited a friends’ house yesterday, he was amazed on how HUGE the houses (mansions) are! So my 13yo believed that these high school kids don’t need to work harder because as he jokingly said,
“These high school kids are just waiting for their inheritance! (lol)”
(Or maybe our public school system is just advocates of homework during summer time!)
My 2nd child, 18yo, is enjoying his summer to the “T”. He just started working this week. He had concert/show last weekend and has another one today. It would be nice if he actually gets paid someday for these shows. Right now, he’s loving the fact that he’s performing. And we’re happy that he’s doing something he loves! He and I just had a conversation about relationships. He had a bone to pick and I, too, had a bone to pick! Funny is that we exchanged emails even though we are just in the same house. Sometimes, it’s better to write them instead of talking about it especially when moods can get in a way. A few topics we “talked” about”:- Relationship is GIVE and TAKE. One can’t just take and not give anything.
- If you only take from someone and not give anything in return, it is very tough on that person to be a part of your life, too!
- Not telling is the same as lying or hiding or concealing or deceiving.
My oldest, 20yo daughter, offered to drive me today. I had to run errands today to get some high school transcripts, financial scholarship and grants to the mail. And I’m so glad she offered! We had a great chat about her painting/art class, substitute teaching application, and friendships. It was great to know that she got together with some old friends and ironed-out some old differences.
(There’s this 12 hour time difference so I make sure I check it twice a day!)
So Life is definitely lovely. I’m in a lovely place. Everyone’s just passing on the LOVE!
Hopefully I can get my writing mojo back ... (Although I’m also busy right now with putting together our high school’s first newsletter for the school year!)
But for now, there are a few ladies to thank!
Pink Notes Diary passed on a Friendly Blogger Award (see sidebar for the button) which I share with all of you (of course!) . Here's the link to that specific post : http://www.pinknotesdiary.com/2009/08/blog-awards-3.html )
And I can’t believe I won the Motherhood necklace. It's totally incredible!
So my dear friends, until next week...(I have to pack to visit some family friends...)
“To love is to risk not being loved in return. To hope is to risk pain. To try is to risk failure, but risk must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.” – Anonymous
A few of my favorite quotes from Kahlil Gibran:
"Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror."
"Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother."
"Faith is knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof."
"If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. And if they don't, they never were."
"Yesterday is but today's memory, tomorrow is today's dream.”