Letter for Two (I accpt your apology)Written by C.V. Harris
Letter for Two (I accept your apology)
To My Dearest Two:
From day that each of you inhaled your first breath I adored you. I changed my entire life for each of you (I think they call this maternal). Even though there were times when I could not give you all of things that you thought you wanted, I was able to provide things in life that you needed.
There were so many times when I was one that took ever so dauntlessly your defiance, your selfishness, your arrogance, and your unwillingness to make my job an easier one. Be mindful that parenting is not equipped with an “how to” manual. I was one that knew what was best for you at time. I loved and gave you too much. Maybe that was my only fault, loving each of you too much. I sheltered you from harms way of world because I knew first hand how brutal and wicked this world could be. But you didn’t see that then. In your naive eyes, I was always “enemy”. The outsider.
I thought at time that we were each other’s nucleus. Was I wrong? Was I so wrong??
Unbeknownst to you, when you hurt me with a roll of your eye, or a slam of your door, or ignored me as you people often do, (as teenagers often do), I still had love for you. Even though next day I awoke to tear soaked pillowcases. You never knew this did you? Through it all, I believed that I had to continue to be there for two of you when you needed me. You always thought you would never need me didn’t you? Thought you had this life thing figured out. But you did need me. And I was there! (We do that type of thing, us parents, try to be there for our children no matter consequence). Selfless love I heard it called. We cannot help ourselves.
I want you both to know that I accept your heartfelt apology. I accept your apology for times that you treated me with utmost haughtiness.
Let’s Google And Yahoo Our Kids’ EducationWritten by Joel Turtel
I love Google and Yahoo. With Google and Yahoo I can search Internet on any subject that interests me, at any time day or night, in comfort of my home. I was thinking how much fun it is to learn new things with Google or Yahoo, compared to boredom or learning torture that public schools put millions of kids through every day.
Let’s consider differences in how a typical child (we’ll call her Jenny) learns when she uses Google or Yahoo, compared to how she learns in her public-school classroom.
First, with Google or Yahoo, Jenny can explore any subject that fascinates her. She literally has whole world at her fingertips. She can learn about tulips, cooking, dinosaurs, fashion, arithmetic, model airplanes, how to play piano, or story books by thousands of authors.
When she is older, she can search dozens of Internet libraries, including Library of Congress, for information on any subject under sun.
In contrast, in her public-school classroom, Jenny must study only subjects teacher or school principal says she must study, even though these subjects might bore her to death.
Second, with Google or Yahoo at home, Jenny can spend as many hours as she wants studying any subject that fascinates her. If she likes flowers, she can spend all day learning about different flowers, how they grow, best season to plant them, how sunlight helps them, or how much water each flower needs.
In contrast, in public school, Jenny usually spends about 50 minutes on each subject school forces her to study. She has to go to a different class on a different subject every 50 minutes, even if she was interested in subject she was studying in her previous class. This can strangle her interest in any one subject. For Jenny, public school turns learning into broken, disconnected bits of knowledge on subjects that often bore her.