Saturday, January 29, 2011
A Happy Birthday Holly visit this year. Indy adores her and the pictures show why -- Chutes and ladders and lava balloon for starters. But Holly will always be his first love. He even asked, after a brief chat about marriage, when Holly's fiancée Alex would die. It's good to plan for your future.
Holly also participated in the Hickey very merry un-birthday celebration. Then the next day the kids went bowling, and I have posted Indy's "Agony of Defeat" photo, which happened when he gutter balled even with the gutter guards in place.
We were all under the weather, but we trudged out into the weather for our new New Year's tradition - First Night in Akron. Crafts, Live Music, Magic Shows, Plays, Ice Skating, and Fireworks. It can't be beat. And, of course, the $5 glowy spinny thing is always required.
Here's some Christmas Pictures!
First, the annual stuff picture. Indy was not game for the photo this year.
Here is Indy unwrapping one of his favorites - the Mad Magazine Spy Vs. Spy comic book.
You ever going to blog again, Rocky? OK, Here's my schedule:
6:45 wake up
7:00 Launch Morning school routine
8:00 Go to School
8:45 Get Home / Make Coffee
9:00 - 1:00 Write
1:00 - Shower
1:30 - Eat
2:00 - Do chores / errands / clean / etc.
2:45 - Get Indy
3:30 - Play with Indy
5:00 - Make dinner
6:00 - Eat Dinner
6:45 - Kid Bath
7:15 - Kid TV
7:45 - 8:30 - Kid to Bed
8:30-9 - Read News
9:00 - Sleep
Now sometimes, I write until 2:00, then shower and eat and skip the chores. Sometimes I write until 2:45 and I am dirty and hungry when I get Indy. 2 days a week Grammy gets Indy and so I get to write more or catch up on those chores or grocery shop or exercise. But, see where blogging comes in? It doesn't. Weekend mornings. But I have to write Holly. And I should be doing my taxes right now. But I can't look at nutcracker pictures another second longer.
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
I'm getting preachy
Thursday, December 9, 2010
. . . about education reform. I have already posted this lecture on Facebook twice, but I'll throw it over here for fun too. Former smokers are often the worst critics, the least tolerant, of smokers. Such is the case for me and traditional education. I opted out of the club and now I can't stop seeing what's wrong with it. Ultimately, I am probably just experiencing sour grapes. My boy does not excel in this system and so, suddenly, I have a problem with the system.
But in defense of the bigger picture, the system, as a whole, is leaving more then just Indy behind and is ultimately not serving the country as it might. I will also say that I have a niece that is doing very well in public education and will most likely be the ultimate academic, but I also see her 6-year-old-self doing 20 minutes of worksheets every night, and I have to wonder, is this really the best we can do for bright kids that "can" manage this system? Don't they also deserve better?