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Archive for November 2007

Girl vs. Clothes

“Mom, do you think ‘Mary’s’ mom is rich?” my daughter asked.

“Why would you say that?” I replied.

“Mary has really nice clothes.”

I wasn’t sure what to say. “Maybe her mom is a very smart shopper and buys lots of things on sale,” I say. “No, she wears fancy stuff,” she tells me.

What does fancy stuff mean to a first grader? At first I’m thinking of a pretty holiday dress, and then I think maybe its expensive looking clothes instead.

We talked about the nice clothes she has and then it was over. What would you say?

A Thankful Day

Did you have a nice Thanksgiving? We sure did. My brother surprised me Sunday evening. While my back was turned to the door, he came up behind me and said, “I’m starving. What’s for dinner?” He flew up from Baton Rouge, Louisiana and only my husband knew.

Should You Speak Up

I read this article on Tesh.com, about speaking up when you see another child doing something you think is wrong. Do you say something or keep your mouth shut? What would you do?

Share your Thanksgiving traditions?

Anyone have a special thanksgiving tradition they’d like to share? As a police officer, my husband often has to work that day (or the night before or the night of).

This year we’ll just have some friends over and have lots of food and I’m sure there will be some football in there because when ISN’T a football game on these days….

When I was younger, I always wanted to start a holiday tradition that women cooked and men did the dishes (because in my home it was women cooked, women cleaned, women did the dishes, etc) but I am thrilled to have a husband that loves to cook and then I don’t mind doing dishes…

Can’t Sew on a Button

I find it sad to learn that our local middle school does not have a Home Economics class to teach skills such as sewing. When I went to school, it was a required subject from the 7th to 9th grade. Our school now offers a “Teen Wellness” class that teaches “basic nutrition, current events for teens, eating disorders, alcohol, drugs and peer pressure, to mention a few.” I realize that times have changed. But what about teaching some basic skills?

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