Agent of Karma, Redux

From February 8, 2012:

Flora: Ender! Go bite Cinder right now!
Jane: Flora! What are you doing?
F: I’m making Ender an agent of Karma.
J: We’ve talked about that. You can’t be an agent of karma, and you can’t make someone an agent of karma. Karma just is.
F: Fine. I’ll just make Ender an agent of Flora. Ender! Are you going to bite Cinder or not?
J: Flora…
F: What? I have a mere year or maybe two while he’s in that do-what-sister tells you phase. Remember, you told me about that?
J: So?
F: So? I have to take advantage of it!

''Fish Karma logo

Brief interlude for homeschoolers: On Undogmatic Unschoolers yesterday, I explain why we don’t “teach” math. But if you’re going to read only one thing about homeschooling ever, it should be this: What being homeschooled is actually like, by Summer Anne Burton on buzzfeed.com.

Favourite thing in my in-box yesterday: Play Dates: Should My Toddler Be Practicing? from Deni at The Diary of a Reluctant Mother. (The short answer, btw, is “No!”)

Proof that other mothers’ children also swear and it’s not just me and mine: Where is that f-ing hat? from The Four Eyed Momster.

11 thoughts on “Agent of Karma, Redux

  1. Bahahaha! 3 of my favorite ladies, all in one place!!!!

    And I love it that you swear in front of your children, by the way. To me, it’s the intention behind the words that matter… Although I think I just say that because I have an inability to keep my language clean!

  2. How do your kids do it?! That is just brilliant! At first when I read the part where Flora said, “I have a mere year or maybe two while he’s in that do-what-sister tells you phase.” I thought, how does she KNOW these things??? I’m a MOM and I wouldn’t know such a phase existed! But then she said, “Remember, you told me about that?” I was like, Oh, Okay. I can feel like there’s hope for my kids again. But STILL! It cracks me up what she latched on to! Too funny!

    And thanks for the shout-out! What an honor to be mentioned on your blog! Good grief! xo

  3. I’m gonna get all geeky English teacher for a minute and just say that I love Flora’s use of “mere.” AND the open relationship that you have with your kids is admirable. Agent of Karma and cursing and all!

Made you think? Made you laugh? Made you scream? Tell me.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s