April 27, 2008
Current mood: catalyzed
(for newbies, click the link above to read the article I'm referencing here. There ya go. See? Not too hard.)
I WISH we lived close enough to school and activities to kick these little suckers out to walk/bike to school! Nicole and I did it everyday and we're better people for it, I say. Especially after that one time when we caught two guys doing something they weren't supposed to be doing while taking a "shortcut" up an alley and they chased after us with a machete... but that's another blog.
I love the idea of hovering "helicopter parents"—meaning only that I love the name thought up to describe the phenom. Obviously I think they suck, and realize that I am, more than likely one of them!
Free range kids… now there's some common sense! I NEVER would've guessed it would come from a New Yorker! I figured all New York
I'd love to hear if you guys agree with me (and her) on this...
PS- Everyone give a shout out to The Old Man, who has finally joined in on reading my blogs! He better put on his flak jacket and new Harley helmet!!
PPS- Thanks to Anne for bringing this Common Sense Mommy Pioneer to my attention!