Saturday, March 12, 2011

shock

It's important to me that Baby learn regular scholarly things - at least enough so that she can grow up and be a rock star member of society who can support herself and make a difference in the world. But it's also important to me that she learns some cultural, non-scholarly things, too. Tactful things. Real life things. Things that will get her farther in life than a fancy degree or letters after her name.

We have a special guest this weekend. They has no idea how offensive they can be or how ignorant they sound. I would really like to write specific stories about the weekend, but there's no way that I can frame them in a way that's positive. So we'll just apply one of those non-scholarly lessons: if you have nothing nice to say, say nothing at all (and learn from other people's mistakes).

The weekend has really brought to light to me that it's very important for us to take our jobs as parents seriously, to teach Baby tolerance, respect, tact, and other non-scholarly lessons.

2 comments:

bill said...

Wow. I could be all wet, but somebody must have stepped on your toe this weekend and you don't want baby to be this way. She won't. Every once in a while, I'm negative on purpose. Can't help my self.

Cerulean Bill said...

It could be simply that your attitudes towards life sound like ours. But I really don't think you have anything to sweat. That's not a guarantee -- just because our daughter is turning out well doesn't mean yours will. But it does make it a whole bunch more likely, in my book.