…or, at least, proof that I’m raising the children I’m raising. You know what I mean:
Cinder: Here, Mom, eat this.
Jane: Oh, sweetie, chocolate. Thank you. What’s this for?
Cinder: Well, you look kind of sad and cranky, and I thought I’d apply the chocolate proactively instead of after you yell at us. Clever eh?
Jane: I’m sorry, Ender, I’m just not myself today. A little sad.
Ender: Oh, don’t be sad, my mama, I love you too much.
And yeah, she’s a little better right away. Who wouldn’t be?
Flora: Mom? You know what we should do tonight? Leave the boys to watch a movie with Daddy, put on some lipstick and go to the library.
Jane: Oh yeah?
Flora: Yeah. I think it’s what we both need. Now, where’s your lipstick?
Jane: This isn’t just a plot so you get to put on some lipstick, is it?
Flora: No. It’s a plot to get away from the boys. Have you not been here today? They’re freakin’ annoying!
Sort of like this, but not really: Are your children the way they are because they’re unschooled?
AND DID I MENTION (oh, yes I did. Well, here I go again): I’ve got a guest post today at Oh Boy Mom, Go have a peek. It’s about learning to value gender stereotypes… when they happen to be true for your children.