Guest Post week roars on…and so does my marathon streak of work. I want this convention gone so that I can have time to write. I want this convention gone so my knees won’t hurt so badly. Enough whining. Part of today’s Guest Post Week roar comes from Kim, who writes her own blog, and co-writes another with today’s second author. See what I did there? They write together so I put them up together on the same day. Bam.
DISCLOSURE: The following is what works for my family, and what we have accepted only after thorough discussion with professionals. I’m not a bit concerned about what somebody in Indiana or Alberta thinks about this topic. Of course, everyone is welcome to comment but I am not looking to be lectured and if I feel I am, I will simply skip over your comment, leaving you with your right to free speech and me with my right to tune it out.
I’m writing this at least a week before you are reading it. I have just returned home from Noah’s 7th grade orientation. It’s not like last year where he needed to learn all about the school. This year was just registering his locks to make sure they are the same, turning in his new emergency card and getting his schedule and locker spot. All went smoothly until I said the wrong thing ‘very loudly’ to a friend right in front of her son, a friend of Noah’s since kindergarten. Oh the lecture I got. I forgot that moms of teens have to stick to the basics: How’s the weather, how’s the family, whatcha been doin’, see you at the next get-together (where we can talk while the kids are somewhere else and get down to the nitty gritty). Read the rest of this entry »