Random Monday

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• I thought double-digit multiplication was going to kill me today. But then it didn’t! I live to fight another day (to Big’s regret, I’m sure.

Little, who’s always hummed cheerfully through her schoolwork has recently started whining and fussing at me during math. What is this? I cynically suspect she wants in on the patting and encouraging and soothing voice her brother gets. Hmm. Sometimes I think they lie awake at night and plot against me. Is that too suspicious?

• Speaking of kids, on Saturday morning after a night of strange dreams, I woke wanting to cuddle my kids. I nudged Jim on the shoulder and said, “I want a baby.”

I didn’t even realize what I had said until all the blood drained from his face.

• A few weeks ago, my local homeschooling group on FB had a giant virtual fistfight about whether or not to allow political and religious posts on the Facebook Page. It started one afternoon, and continued all the way until midnight. It was horrifying. People stopped juuuust short of name calling. Like, they didn’t actually call names, but managed to leave no doubt as to the ones they would call, if they weren’t so civilized.

It was bizarre – and sad. They are all friends! They KNOW each other. I thought for sure I’d wake up the next morning and everyone would be contrite and apologizing and blaming it on too much wine… but no. They started right back up again. It went on for THREE DAYS. Eventually, one faction decided to split off and start over and the faction that stayed behind squabbled among themselves for a few more days before settling down.

Have you been through this? Is a Homeschool Group Split a rite of passage?

• This is awesome – This is What Brave Means at Momastery.

• Also this, about guarding the gates of your heart, which I am a huge believer in – Guard Your Gates.

• And one more – The Four Levels of Friendship. Very interesting. Lots of good points. INTJ Deb likes to be able to quantify things and make logical little charts.

• Happy Monday, y’all!

5 Responses to “Random Monday”

  1. Michelleq Says:

    Did you take back the baby words?

    I have known some groups split, but it was usually due to becoming too large. Don’t you have any administration that can handle fistfights?

  2. Alicia Says:

    Hi Deb! I love all 3 of those links! Actually, each one really met me in a needed place. Thank you. (:

  3. Tressa Says:

    I think that I am becoming my mother. Haha!
    Tressa´s last blog post ..Random Monday

  4. Lisa Says:

    I have seen a couple of emails over the years asking people not to send religious or political emails etc. Never any splits over it or really huge arguments and at the sign of any arguments the posts always get deleted by the admins. How sad and awkward!
    Lisa´s last blog post ..Let It Go … Let It Go …

  5. Happy Elf Mom (Christine) Says:

    Ughhhh… internet fights. They wouldn’t be so bad if they made SENSE most of the time. I mean, hey, I can go for a good debate.

    BUT HEARING ABOUT HOW THIS OR THAT IS WRONG ALL IN CAPS IS RATHER TIRING. Especially if half the stuff contained in a given post is mis-spelt.
    Happy Elf Mom (Christine)´s last blog post ..Carschooling.