Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Mad Pride




What's Goin' On

My 19 year-old daughter whom I call Supergirl Two or SG2, a.k.a. Ultimate Spawn on her dad's blog, is done for the semester. She'll be living between her dad's and my house and...hopefully working. She has an interview tomorrow at a local supermarket. I always preferred waitressing when I was in college: fast money and you could cheat. This tells you that I am, in fact, 30% evil. hehehe She is still in suspence about a couple of her grades but she thinks she did well.


Meanwhile, Supergirl One or SG1, a.ka. Elder Progeny on her dad's blog (he's always been more clever than I, cunning runt!), called me today to announce that she is DONE for the semester and she is most happy and relieved. She said she had pulled an all-nighter and fell asleep at 6:30 a.m. today. My advise: take a blanket and a warm body and go lay out in the spring sun.

And me, I'm happy now that I'm home. Work had its magic moments, as it does daily. My thought for the day has been: I think that if children were properly entertained, they would learn so much more than if they went to school. Followed by a mantra - you think too much, you think too much...

So. I read this article in the New York Times on Sunday, went to Feministing today, at the suggestion of my daughter and had to talk about it here.

At feministing, I was introduced to the funny and charming Liz Spikle on a youtube video they featured. I'm looking forward to reading her blog which discusses mental health issues. I have a strong feeling she's on my side. :-) Check it out. Especially if you don't have a mental illness.

6 comments:

  1. i was told once by a fellow poet who lives in scotland that i was "delightfully mad!"

    i like that far more than some of the other labels hung round my neck over the years.

    i tell people that if i even come into a great deal of money i will no long be "odd" i will be thought of as "eccentric" and everyone will clamor to be my friend! ha!

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  2. Well, Sherry, I am among the folk who consider you delightful and I'm sure many agree - so don't worry if you never get rich! On the other hand, if you do...hehehehe

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  3. we will all have big fun if i ever do!

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  4. Will check out Liz' video as soon as I finish. I'm afraid to do it first because I may not get back in. Have not been able to get into my own blog all day. (I've scheduled posts all week.) Don't know why Blogger doesn't like me any more. Please forgive if you ask a question I don't answer.

    I think I agree with you about children learning more outside of formal teaching. That isn't thinking too much at all. I'm sure that I have done so. Much of what I learned in school, I'd rather forget.

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  5. Sounds like you have raised a couple of good kids. My youngest brother worked in a super market in high school and ended up staying ten years.

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  6. Bobbie - sorry you're having problems with blogger. I have trouble with saving posts the way the preview shows them but I've never had any problems getting into my blog.

    Minne: Thank you. I'm very proud of them and although they're not out of the woods yet (is anyone ever?), they're shaping up to be incredible young women. They account for a great part of my joy.

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