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February 13th, 2012 · 3 Comments · Family Life

Last week the BoyChild had a social studies project due.  My husband and I have four degrees between us (2 each) and WE weren’t entirely sure what the project called for.  We made the BoyChild do most of the work, but with us telling him what to do, i.e. “google the President and download a picture.”  We made him do the cutting.  We googled stuff and I made him write some of it down and then type it up.  We cleaned it up for him and then he cut out the pictures and the words and pasted it to the poster board.  I STILL don’t have any idea if it is what the teacher wanted.  I feel like we did more of the project than did the BoyChild and god knows I don’t want to go down that road.  But I really don’t think he could have done it without our help.  The instructions said we were going to have to be “actively involved” in this project.  So maybe it is what we were suppose to do.  I feel a little uneasy about it though.


We adopted the BoyChild a dog this weekend.  He’s still trying out names, but I think he’s settled on Bugsy.  We’ve got our dog, Tandi, and the Lab Rescue’s dog, Chester, but they are big and old and lazy.  The BoyChild wanted something small, friendly, playful and His.   He really wanted a puppy.   I just didn’t want to do that puppy thing again.  I was also a little concerned that it would become my dog or David’s dog because puppies require so much care that the BoyChild wouldn’t be able to give a puppy.   I’m hoping Bugsy will become “his” dog.  I’ve had two or three dogs in my lifetime that filled some void and were “my” dogs and I cried when they died, or had to be put down, and will still cry if I think about them too much.  I want the BoyChild to have that kind of dog.


I did six miles on the treadmill yesterday.  I have come to hate working out on the treadmill.  This is new for me.  I used to love being on the treadmill in the safety of the health club.  Now, I’ve gotten use to dealing with traffic, people, the sidewalks and all there other dangers outside.  I also hate the cold too.  The cold beat me yesterday.  My average pace was 15:10 min/mile.  Not bad for a nearly 50 year old woman with bad knees.



3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 layla // Feb 15, 2012 at 11:20 am

    Hey! I had no idea! and yes! I do know you!

  • 2 Leanne // Feb 17, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    Good for you for getting on the treadmill and there outta be a law against those school projects… Seriously, I HATE them.

  • 3 Homestead // Mar 8, 2012 at 11:19 am

    Sounds like our second grade science fair project. I made Sweet do all the work and THEN I read the instructions about how parents were encouraged to assist.

    Hey…. I bought the foam core thing AND let him use my laptop… that’s helpful, right?

    And, not to brag, but he DID get first place.

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