"It's Fun!"

That was what the cashier at Staples told us about high school, and why my unschooled daughter should go to high school when she's older. He then proceeded to tell us about the fun one can have in high school. For example, this young man was able to arrange to have fireworks explode on his school roof without getting caught! :O I informed him that my 17 year old son (who wasn't with us at the time) has fun with fireworks too, without attending school. Then he asked would I rather my son be using fireworks at home or school. Oh yeah, go do dangerous things without any guidance and supervision, in places where others could be seriously injured. I quickly answered, "At home."

I believe that the danger in most activities is often relative to one's knowledge of, and experience with that activity. Fireworks are a prime example. Driving a car is another. I see that my own children, having been provided with information and guidance about how to safely pursue the things they're interested in, are able to enjoy the activities they choose without needless risk-taking. Their thrills come from doing what they want, not getting away with things they "shouldn't" be doing. Now that's my idea of fun!


Ooops, I'm a Little Ahead of Myself

I'm so looking forward to seeing my son's band again and I posted that I would see them tonight. It's actually next week. ;P Tonight they're performing too far away for us. Anyway, here's the flyer (which my son designed) for tonight's show.


Friday Fill-in #84

1. You know you're old when you have children to remind you how old you are!

2. My heart is divided between letting go and holding on.

3. A hug from my husband is what I need RIGHT NOW!

4. I have felt the elation of delivering a baby, I have known the depths of depression.

5. Gah, won't these people wake up and smell the coffee?

6. Call me as soon as you can!

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to sleeping, tomorrow my plans include seeing my son's band, Horizons, play their fourth show, and Sunday, I want to have my bedroom emptied for the new carpet we're getting on Monday!

Hmmm, I Don't Know What to Think About This.

You Are 50% Left Brained, 50% Right Brained
The left side of your brain controls verbal ability, attention to detail, and reasoning.
Left brained people are good at communication and persuading others.
If you're left brained, you are likely good at math and logic.
Your left brain prefers dogs, reading, and quiet.

The right side of your brain is all about creativity and flexibility.
Daring and intuitive, right brained people see the world in their unique way.
If you're right brained, you likely have a talent for creative writing and art.
Your right brain prefers day dreaming, philosophy, and sports.
Are You Right or Left Brained?

Does this mean I'm neither right or left brained?