I’m back. The boy got to the netbook while I was warming his bottle. In just under a minute he got to it, disabled the internet, flipped the display upside down and smashed off two of the keys.
via Dudeguy a half-hour after he suddenly disappeared from our gchat
vanishingvanz asked: Is it funny that I found you via a reblog and remembering that you use the term "dudeguy"? I at least think it is.
It is funny. Hilarious even. =D
I had to have a conversation with Dudeguy about whether or not we would have to explain to our son why it was a bad idea to run in city streets. I told him we most definitely had to. I took it for granted. He was aghast.
Black Snob wrote a moving piece about Trayvon Martin. And I suddenly realized the gravity of the conversation I had with Dudeguy. I suddenly realized that I cannot protect my child. I suddenly realized that most of what I plan on telling him about the world will be a lie.
Then I realized that he will probably end up as cynical and removed as both of his parents are.
I recently finished Bringing Up Bebe and I really liked it. There has been a lot of internet musing that the author is bashing American/English parenting styles, but I don’t think this is so. If anything, it’s an interesting study on how cultural differences play into how we raise our children.
If you haven’t read it, give it a chance. I’m still heavily against reading a book with the intention of learning how to parent, but it’s nice to read another perspective.
GREAT blog entry by Leo Babatua, master of all things simple and zen and stuff.
This part really struck me:
Model the behavior you want your child to learn. Don’t yell at the child because he was screaming. Don’t get angry at a child for losing his temper. Don’t get mad at a kid who wants to play video games all the time if you’re always on your laptop. Be calm, smile, be kind, go outdoors and be active.
I loved this article at xojane.com…because people should care exceedingly about my baby.