Soapbox Thursday is here again! I created this blog carnival as an outlet for those little annoyances that get under your skin and infuriate you. Sometimes they only last for a few minutes but thinking about it drives you crazy. Join me as we let go of those things so we can be better mommies and wives!
Crazy as it sounds I actually am having a hard time writing something today! Not because I don't have a million things that drive me crazy but because we have just moved and life IS SO GOOD!
But because I would be doing my own blog carnival if I didn't get on a soapbox here goes..
Why does everyone feel the need to ask a school-aged child how school was today or where do they go to school? Our society has become so focused on the public school system that everyone assumes you fit into that mold. Summers, vacations, church programs all are scheduled around the public school calendar.
It always made me sad that the MOMS group I was a part of would end right when school was out. My schedule wasn't changing so why did I have to stop going to a program that had blessed my life so much?
I know these strangers who stop to ask Haley about school only mean well. But it is frustrating for me. Why? Because Haley doesn't speak up and answer their questions so my uncomfortableness forces me to answer for her and I end up saying something stupid like "she's homeschooled". We duh they didn't ask if she was homeschooled. All I did was make them feel awkward and I give homeschooling a negative slant.
So in reality it isn't the questions asked my strangers that is my annoyance but my answers! Ha! I'm my own soapbox today :D
But it is still annoying that everything is so structured around school calendars. You can't even check your child into church without giving them a grade level. Then that just messes things up more when you say your 6 year old is in 2nd grade. Oh well.
Here is what you need to do:
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James 1: 2-6 2Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. 4Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. 5If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.
2 Timothy 3:12 (NKJV) Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.
Books We're Reading
* Bible (daddy to family morning and night) * Hank The Cowdog book 1 (mommy to kids) * The Invention of Hugo Cabret (Autumn) * Treasure Island (daddy to family) * Uncle Tom's Cabin (Autumn) * Desiring God (Michael) * Be Fruitful and Multiply (Michael) * Secret Garden (mommy to kids) * Managing Your Chores (Autumn) * Common Sense by Beck (Autumn)
Books Read (since July '09)
* Charlotte's Web (mommy to kids) * Biblical Hermeneutics (Michael) * Island of the Blue Dolphins (Haley) * Liberty and Tyranny (Michael) * Sinner by Dekker (Michael) * Teaching the Trivium (Michael) * The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (mommy to kids) * The Duggar's 20 & Counting (Michael) * Little House In The Big Woods (Haley) * Abel's Island (Haley) * Black Like Me (Autumn) * Farmer Boy (Haley) * Preparing Sons for a One Income Family (Michael) * Stuart Little (Haley) * Stuart Little (mommy to kids)