Ok, if given the option (jobs, money, resources fall into place) where would you want to move? Or, nope, you're staying put forever?
If I could move anywhere, it would be to the Seattle area. Maybe not Seattle proper, but definitely one of the nearby suburbs. I hate that we are so far away from any family here. I would love for Bubba to grow up with his grandparents nearby. The reality of the matter though is that we will probably never move, because my husband is 100% certain he will never get a job besides the one he has now, which is silly IMO. But, since he's the one with the paying job, he gets to make that call, not me. Boo.
Hmmm... maybe I´m a bit too early with this, but... Will you send Bubba to school or will you be doing homeschooling?
Just read about some Germans who "fled" to America cause they wanted to teach their kids themselves - isn´t allowed over here.
I'm considering homeschooling Bubba right now, but just until the second grade or so. I firmly believe in the value of play as an important method for children to learn, but the reality of today's public school system is that all of that is being done away with in favor of testing. The problem with that, in my opinion, is that kids who can't read or write well have to be tested one-on-one with the teacher. If one teacher has 27 kids in a classroom and is spending all day testing kids one on one, when is she ever going to be able to teach?
I'm not saying testing should never be done, but after having worked in public schools for the better part of a decade, I've seen it get to be a little over the top. Add to that reduced recesses, the loss of "free choice" time, removal of "special" classes such as music and art... well, I'm not loving it. Sure, I could send the boy to a special private school such as a Montessori school (I love me some Montessori!) but we can't afford that.
I don't think that everyone should home school. In fact, it scares me that some people do it because they are dumb bunnies and are obviously winging it. (not all of them though, so no hate mail please!) However, I'm thinking that I, having majored in education in college, and having worked in early childhood classrooms for so long, am at least qualified to teach my own child until he's done with the second grade. After that, he will be able to read and write and the testing shouldn't eat up as much of the day. Then I would feel better about him going to school.
If there's anything I'd like to hear more about ... it's how-to's. I always enjoy those!
I have one coming up on how to make embossed monogrammed note cards!
Now, on to the giveaway! I decided I wanted to give away something that was very ME, so I asked myself, what do people think about when they think of me? I came up with Cupcakes, Glitter, Craftiness, Martha Stewart, and the color Pink. So here's what I have:
An "I'm Bitchin' in the Kitchen" flour sack dishtowel, embroidered by yours truly. The one with red thread in the photo is my own. It had just come out of the dryer which is why the eyes look sorta puckery, but they're really round, I SWEAR. I will be doing yours in whatever color you like. I am in love with these dishtowels because they just work so well. I get bummed when there are no more clean ones left and I have to go back to my old ones.