Thursday, December 1, 2011
Does it scare YOU?
Well, now that some of you think I'm the crazy cat lady, I have a "normal" update to remind you that I'm not that girl (cue Wicked song).
I hope you all have had a good week back after a nice long weekend! Mine has gone well and very quickly!
I wanted to share this conversation I had with a 5-yr.-old student yesterday:
Me: Would you like some invitations to give people you'd like to invite to our recital?
Him (immediately): Whatever.
Me: What do you mean by 'whatever'?
Him: I guess I'd probably just be ok if I didn't get any.
Me: You don't want to invite anyone to hear you play?
Me: It would probably be more polite to just say, "No, thank you," then.
Him: No, thank you.
Is he 13?! Sheesh. He's not a mean or impolite kiddo, so this was a bit of a shocker for me. It makes me wonder where kids are getting their social skills these days, because I don't think this type of interaction is out of the ordinary for children of all ages nowadays.
I've had a few conversations with various friends lately about our fear of potentially raising children in today's world/culture. The future of technology alone blows my mind and kind-of frightens me. I wonder whether or not our parents' and/or grandparents' generations had the same fear(s) and how they feel now about that "future" that had become the present.
I'll leave it at that, for now. Thoughts?
Favorites of the day:
checking things off to-do and grocery lists
my electric blanket