Good words tonight from Todd Wilson

I just randomly came across this video and, yes, they are talking to/about homeschooling parents, but what the Wilsons have to say applies to all of us who are deep in the parenting trenches.

Watch this and be challenged/encouraged.


 

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Anyone still out there?

Wow, that took a long time, didn’t it? We moved out of our house on Friday, June 3 and though we had very shallow pockets of internet thrown in throughout the subsequent three weeks, it was never on my desktop and I don’t blog from the library. I can’t use a PC anymore without major frustration. I am officially a Mac snob.

Hope your June has been less chaotic than mine has been so far!

The Angry Birds Jedi Master

For the past two nights the girls and I have been having a shared Angry Birds round robin competition with Angry Birds, Rio. Actually, nobody is keeping score, but we’re all crammed together on my bed with the iPad. The girls take turns having a round of five with me on whichever level we’re on. We trade back and forth until her five turns have been completed and then she switches places with another girl. Sometimes the levels are really hard and we go through almost all of them before winning that level. Other times, the level gets mastered on the first try.

When this happens, it is almost always Millie who does it. She’s pretty amazing. In fact, the last round we did went through me and Chloe, me and Katie, and me and Maddie. I had just called it over for the night, but then said, “Hey Millie, come here a second – I just want to see what you can do with this one.” She came over, watched me do it once (and fail) and then took her turn. Bam, bam, bam. She nailed it on her first try.

All hail our 7-year-old Angry Birds Jedi Master. Do you have some pesky monkeys hanging around? Millie knows what to do.