Disclaimer: This article is about the minor trauma that comes from injuries to kids as a result of raising rambunctious children with a penchant for danger and a lack of parental supervision. This is definitely NOT real trauma like losing a loved one or having a life-changing injury. And please note that nothing in this post is meant to actually constitute medical advice. ALWAYS consult your medical practitioner.
Writing about wish jars recently got me thinking about productivity (jars). Can’t wait to hang out with me at a party, can you? But that then got me thinking about how well we manage to fit our priorities and values, our big rocks, into our life jars.
After 6 weeks of total lockdown and successful homeschooling, our kids were able to leave our property for the first time on Sunday. We spent an hour walking around the neighborhood and some local scrubland. The kids had a great time picking wildflowers, running on empty roads and looking for Iberian Lynx.
Mrs Chaos and myself are three weeks into our new job roles during the Coronavirus lockdown. The politically correct term is homeschooling parents. But really, we’re more like prison guards at a maximum-security penitentiary.
Six months ago, we decided to give our kids money. More specifically, an allowance (pocket money in the Queen’s English). You may be wondering, given our stingy frugal Scottish links, why we decided to give our kids an allowance? And are we regretting it?
A slightly different post today – a link to our first podcast appearance. I must admit that this is a little terrifying. I’ve heard myself on voice mail messages before – and in general, I’d rather go on another ‘snip trip’ than listen to myself speak!
Winning not whining, in case you misread the title. Kids win a lot. Too much in fact. I glibly thought prior to birthing our many offspring, ‘If I ever have kids, I would NEVER let them do THAT!’ But that was before I knew that children are born with an innate and inexhaustible capacity to wear us down.
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