Thursday, September 6, 2007
Whistle if you need me
Ok. I need you. I'm whistling, and whistling, and whistling. How come no one is coming? That was why I bought the whistle in the first place. I got it because we have a large area of space the the kids disappear into. I can never find them. Ever. It saves my voice but makes all the workers look at me funny, as if I was doing something really weird. They all stop what they're doing and look, then go back to work shaking their heads. I have no idea how far the kids can go before they can't hear me anymore. Maybe I should have them take a whistle with them and try whistling for me to see how far the range is. They run around behind the apple orchard, around the corn field, and down the road on their bikes. It seems they are always out of sight. On another note, I was talking to my sis-in-law about schools and morals and ethics. I should not have started that topic let me tell you. Don't get me wrong, we agreed about everything, it's just that the whole subject makes me boil over. Take tolerance for instance. I and my child are supposed to tolerate sexual preference and behavior that is in opposition to God's laws or is in very bad taste. BUT, they (whoever "they" is) do not have to tolerate disciple or religious or faith-based values, because they are in opposition to "modern society." Our values and beliefs are old fashioned and out of date. So, really tolerance is a one way street. Humanism is the accepted god of our society and anyone who is opposed to Humanism is bigotted and unfit to be parents or leaders, evidentally. Oh, well. I will continue to do my best to raise God fearing, respectful, well mannered, ethical young children to be responsible Christian adults. As God is my witness, I will do my best, and with His help, I will succeed. So, what's up with this New Math? I have a hard enough time with the Old Math. This New Math is even worse. It is very confusing and for those of us parents who homeschool a child who has already been to public school, it is impossible. Now we have to unlearn all the new stuff so I can teach the old stuff. I think it is just another tool to alienate parents from the schools.