Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Interesting Article

Looking up that book title when responding to Matthew's comment, I came across this article that makes reference to it. She's the kind of uber-anxious mommy who warms the hearts of all makers of educational toys and enriching activities, and who chills me to the marrow. There is a happy medium out there!

12 Comments:

Blogger Anon said...

Deja vu, its my sister :-|

8/11/2005 04:37:00 AM  
Blogger Anon said...

Well, not my sister per se, but the same behaviour as my sister displays with her son. Spooky!

8/11/2005 04:39:00 AM  
Blogger Mary P. said...

Si: Oh, dear. Your poor nephew. Maybe you should send her the link to the article (anonymously, perhaps?).

8/11/2005 07:18:00 AM  
Blogger Anon said...

I do feel sorry for him, even if I sent the link anonymously she would know its me; and as we have had other arguments over her forcing 2 of her 3 children to become vegatarians its not worth the hastle. The peace is too fragile :-)

8/11/2005 08:33:00 AM  
Blogger Mary P. said...

Love those family dynamics! You're quite right: in this case, discretion is the better part of valour.

8/11/2005 09:12:00 AM  
Blogger Candace said...

How much do I LOVE that article?

8/11/2005 09:35:00 AM  
Blogger Mary P. said...

Isn't it great? Our printer is out being cleaned, so I've forwarded the link to my sweetie so he can print me up a copy. Into my files it goes, to be given to needy parents... I do get people leaning in that direction in this professional neighbourhood. (Though no one quite so loopy as the woman described on the first page!)

8/11/2005 09:52:00 AM  
Blogger LoryKC said...

Thank you! Thank you!

8/11/2005 11:55:00 AM  
Blogger Mary P. said...

You're welcome! You love it for you, or for a friend?

8/11/2005 02:36:00 PM  
Blogger Susan said...

I'll bet that woman's son can't name ALL the original members of the Justice League of America.

Like MY three-year-old can.

So there.

8/11/2005 10:54:00 PM  
Blogger Mary P. said...

Nyah, nyah. And so he should, of course, because parenting is all about Competition, and pushing out (so to speak) the Best Product. Gauged by what he knows, not who he is. Right?

(And if your son really does know that, I've just lost a reader... sigh...) :-)

8/12/2005 07:51:00 AM  
Blogger Susan said...

No, no, he really doesn't, and it would take more than that to actually get me to STOP reading here, so rest assured.

But he really can name a shocking number of superheros. And I'm not always sure how I feel about that. I like to use it to scare the flash-card mommies.

8/12/2005 01:55:00 PM  

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