Mar. 17th, 2012

sabrinamari: (We are family)
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I'm taking Trent and Michael to Ostara today, to watch [ profile] cobraemt fulfill one of his initiation requirements. He has planned this for months and I think it will be delightful. Plus, Trent loves Ostara.

I did the requisite Sabbat morning phone call from one organizer to another:

"OK, we're bringing x, y and z. What else do you need?"

Cobra: "Nothing. We're good. We have everything."


Sabrina: "Do you have charcoal? Everybody forgets charcoal."

Cobra: Silence. "We do not have charcoal."

Sabrina: "It's OK. I'll bring it. I've been screwing up rituals for decades and I know just what usually happens."

Lots and lots of silly laughter...
sabrinamari: (Boy of Yumminess)
One of Trent's big issues is handwriting. He hates to write by hand and his handwriting is really uneven and challenging to decipher. His teachers all said that his essays are shorter when he writes them out by hand than when he types them because he hates writing so much. This also affects his homework grades dramatically.

He needs to learn to use cursive, which is easier, faster and better on the hand.

This is the multi-level plan I have devised to address this problem, based on an apprenticeship model of learning:
Read more... )

Excited! Wheeeeeeeeeeeeee!
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After two days you can be sure that they have totally forgotten about the sugary treat they didn't finish and left in the fridge. After you eat it and quietly discard the wrapping, they will never remember it ever existed.

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Don’t let life harden your heart

When I was about six years old I received an essential teaching from an old woman sitting in the sun. I was walking by her house one day feeling lonely, unloved, and mad, kicking anything I could find. Laughing, she said to me, ”Little girl, don’t you go letting life harden your heart.”
Right there I received this pithy instruction: we can let the circumstances of our lives harden us so that we become increasingly resentful and afraid, or we can let them soften us and make us kinder and more open to what scares us. We always have this choice.

Pema Chodron


I don't want to get harder. I want to get softer and sweeter as well as stronger. : )


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