Monday, February 18, 2008

Today's Assignment

Humor me on this one...

Go here and read until you get to "...let us go forth, throw away the rule books, forget what other people think and enjoy family life and all its joys and woes." (and the list below it)

Then come back and tell me what you think.

I'll be waiting.


Elizabeth Simmons said...

I absoluetly LOVED it! There is something to be said for parents creating safe boundaries for their children and once those are in place I say let them go. I did have to laugh - while I was reading the article the Ad that was popping up had to do with how to "never be stuck for something to do with the kids" by planning things for them to do in London. That was just too ironic for me.

Momma Em said...

Priceless bit of irony.
Thanks for the feedback!

For all you other lurkers out there: If I get a total of five comments, I'll post my take on this article. If I get ten, I'll do a post on any (clean) subject you want.

Madame Queen said...

I thought this article was great and I wish we could all be a little more like this -- though he did seem a tad too laid back in a couple of spots! :)

BUT, my childhood was fairly free of stress and I was allowed to roam and play and dress up and it was good. Sometimes I put my kids in front of the tv while I'm getting dinner ready for fear that they'll drive me nuts if I don't. But on the days when I decree "no tv" they'll keep themselves beautifully occupied.

Due to financial situations beyond my control, we've had to deny our kids certain things. It's hard because you want to give it to them, but there's something to be said for wanting something, and I mean truly wanting it. Kids today don't "want" stuff because their parents always give it to them.

Okay, I'll get off my soapbox now. Thanks for stopping by my blog.