Green Bay may have a small town feel but as I look around I notice the big city problems. I see the man on the freezing street looking for a little food. Do I pretend I don't notice him? Thoughts immediately enter my head. I really should stop. But what if it isn't safe? It's a busy road, lots of people would see if something happened... Oh no the light is green, it's too late anyway. And there I go... How many of you can relate to me?
The countdown is on! The Gilmore Girls will be back soon! What a better way to celebrate than a trip to a Bed and Breakfast (B&B). My only previous experience with a B&B was eerily similar to the Cheshire Cat. (The B&B that Lorelai and Rory went to during the road trip they took after Lorelai canceled her wedding to Max). It was covered in flowers, cats and strange guest books where you were to write stories about cats...
If you were to ask me in college, where my kids were going to go to school, homeschooling would have been my last option. I had so many preconceived notions about what homeschooling was and the families that chose to participate in it. To me the people who homeschooled were the parents of kids who got expelled from school or the parents who didn't want to interact with the community that they lived in. So what changed my mind?
One of my responsibilities as a mom is to not take those experiences away from my children by helping them too much. I have a laid back and fun-loving personality. Conflict is my worst enemy. I love my children and don't want them to think of me as a mean mom. And, I definitely don't want to feel like a mean mom. But sometimes being perceived as a “mean mom” when I am teaching a lesson is necessary. My primary goal as a parent isn't to raise happy children. It is teach them what skills they will need as adults.
I was 16 years old when we met. Do you remember? I walked into that Holiday gas station with a few of my friends and there you were. It was as though you spoke to me even though you hadn't said a word. You looked so hot that day. I cut across the store so that I could be near you. We were so close that I noticed how amazing you smelled. My life was forever changed that day.
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