My fellow Americans, it turns out, are much more inspired.
-Our friend Quinn posted the following anecdote on Facebook this afternoon in response to my query:
"Yep got Melibea [his wife] good. Sent her a text saying I was on my way to get Luke [their five year old] at school, told her he got in a fight and was in the office! LOL she went crazy, and I let her go for about 3-4 min. LOL she started all talking about parenting styles--it was GREAT!"
(I'm guessing Quinn's Fun Cup is excessively large. I hope his sofa is also large because I imagine that's where he'll be sleeping tonight.)
-NPR did their annual spoof, and I just happened to catch it in the Mom Taxi this afternoon. For a good chuckle (remember, they say NOTHING on air about it being a joke), find the written and spoken versions here.
- My friend Amy texted her husband announcing her pregnancy. Six heart attacks later, he found he'd been April Fooled.
- A well-respected mom wrought panic, then chuckles, on a classical homeschooling email loop I'm on by sending this out this morning:
I'm sure you were as disturbed as I was this morning to read about the
statement from the authors of The Well-Trained Mind, Susan Wise Bauer
and Jessie Wise. The have apparently renounced the classical approach
outlined in their writings and are, in support of the President's "Race
to the Top" political agenda, now supporting a moderate/progressive
public school model for education that advances "21st-century"
technological tools and ideas in place of the historical and classical
emphasis of TWTM.
This seems like such a betrayal, I don't know what to say. I for one
will carry on with the ideals of TWTM, even if others abandon them for
You can read the gory details at http://tinyurl.com/395w9a.
With sadness, but resolve,
You funny, funny people. Note to self: next year, you old stick-in-the-mud, start gathering ideas on March 31st.