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"Each of us must come to care about everyone else's children. We must recognize that the well being of our own children is intimately linked to the well being of all other people's children. After all, when one of our children needs life-saving surgery, someone else's child will perform it. When one of our children is harmed by violence, someone else's child will commit it. The good life for our own children can be secured only if it is also secured for all other people's children. But to work for the well being of all children is not just a practical matter-- it is also right!" - Lilian G. Katz, Phd.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Weekend Blues

So my last post did not convey the actual fun and excitement in the learning. I was too focused on trying to explain the process. What can I say? I am a dork.

This weekend is a 4 day weekend. Our school has an enlightened policy of putting teacher inservices right before holidays. It cuts down on absenteeism. Steve and I split the boys. He took them Friday and today, so I could work yesterday, and I will get them the rest of the weekend.

This has been an adventure. You see, Konal's birthday is coming. In most children's lives, this is a period of anticipation and high hopes. Mix that with an anxiety disorder and the start of school, and life turns into this rich parade of wild high jinks and experiences.

The bane of my existence right now is this:
The Nerf N-Strike Vulcan EBF-25

It is all I have heard about for a month. I am getting begged for a loan on his allowance. He is comparing prices online and agitating for rides to Target and ToysRUs to see if they have it in-stock. He is melting down over it. The worst part? It has been on the parental radar of possible gifts since it was released. I don't dare say more because he has read my blog before.

Both children were short on sleep on Friday. Mom was too. Not a good combo. Had to deal with minor storm damage around our yard (I feel lucky). Both were uncooperative with their dad in leaving. I received one phone call requesting to come home and 2 text messages.

The first:
Fr: Konal
Can't come back to dads house.
Mechwarrior!
The second:
Cant ever. dad doesnt want us.
Mechwarrior!
His dad apparently got tired of fighting over video game rules and got rid of everything rated Blood and up. I refused to get involved, but I am sure am I being set up for a bad weekend when they get back tonight.

Meanwhile, check out poor Lt. Frank Luke Jr. in front of the State Capitol. Chris got those photos and has some more on his Flickr account.