February 6, 2017


As in, "a case of".

This article motivated me and it made me sad. Because there are parents out there like this but they don't get the attention they deserve because they are overshadowed by the other type of parents. The helicopters who plow the way for their child, instead of teaching their child the most basic of coping and communication skills.

If everyone raised their children to be independent, thinking humans (and not just extensions of themselves), to have grace, and understanding, and empathy. IF everyone did that, our world would be such a better place.

Anyway. If you need to be motivated, read that article.

Onto the weekend...

Saturday, we ran errands together in the morning...tire place, breakfast, Target, grocery store. Saturday evening we had a get-together for Scott's battalion on base. Got home way too late but it was a good time. Scott is an engineer but this infantry battalion is a great place to be. This is the first time I've had army friends in years. Change of commands is coming soon so things will shake up a bit, but I'm satisfied with this last year's experience. The first two years in Colorado were really rough, army-wise. We couldn't make a friend to save our lives.

Sunday, we had people over for the Superbowl but that was really just an excuse to get together. No one here likes the Patriots and my bitterness didn't come through at all. Really.

Linking up with Biana!


  1. Gaga rocked it...The commercials stunk for the most part but the pats won, and first time ever seeing an OT in the Superbowl!

  2. I LOVE that article. That's exactly how I hope to be as a parent someday, when my kid(s) are struggling with school or other extracurricular activities.

    I did not care who won the Superbowl as long as it wasn't the Patriots. Disappointed again.

  3. Haha I didn't want the Patriots to win but to be honest I was indifferent the whole game.

  4. Making friends as an adult is so awkward, isn't it? Glad you're developing some friendships in your army circle.
    Even though the Pats won, which so many people didn't want to happen, it was still a phenomenal game to watch.

  5. Isn't it weird how in some seasons of our lives we're left on our own to fend for ourselves and then in others friends are overflowing? I wonder why that is. I'm sure it's a test of some sort. I went to bed at 9PM last night. No super bowl for this girl. I had to google who won.

  6. Wow. That article! YES!! Raising kids to take responsibility for their own problems and to speak up for themselves (as well as to take constructive criticism with grace) is all too rare in today's society.

    And *ugh* that Super Bowl. Clearly, there's no bitterness here either. :-p


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