Attended a homeschool conference today and it got me thinking-- do I really need 23 ways and different 'this is the best curriculum' to teach my children to add 1 + 1? Or maybe could I just hold up their finger and add another finger to it to make 2?
Will my children and family ever look like a prim and proper family, each dressed to the 'tee' and harmoniously playing beautiful music together as a witness to all- HA! Give my children the mud hole and let them at it! Have I failed- No---
Anyway- you get the point-- my 'deep thought' or 'thoughts' for the week are: drum roll please: "There really isn't a 'One Size Fits All' way to raise your children", "There is no one right way to teach your children- what works for others may not for you", "There are many different paths that lead to the same place- some just wind around the bends a bit more," "You can't compare your children to others- some like beautiful music, some like mud" and
"KISS! Keep it simple, stupid!" ~Remember what's really important in life~ family, old friends, new friends, and a good cup of coffee -or chai tea:)
Now that you've seen my 'simple' way of thinking today- let's relate that to stainless steel appliances:
You CAN NOT 'simply' cleen stainless steel with a damp towel! Not that anyone in the house would try that! Not that any 'responsible' adult would have the 'nerve' to do that- ha, ha! (Remember that Mom was at a homeschool conference all day- and PapPap was out playing with the guys!- who could that leave??) Now, why, you ask, was the refridgerator all wet anyway????? Thank goodness for the children who CAN"T wait to tell you that someone (again -a mature, responsible, adult) had all the little ones line up so he could spray them with the kitchen sink sprayer. Hmmmmm.... I wonder where all of the spots on the wall and cabinets came from??? Give those little ones a big KISS tonight!