Katdish Fancypants (Repost)

Believe it not, I actually figured out how to add a column to my blog without destroying everything else! I’m feeling pretty techno-geeky at the moment.

This will be a brief post. But because I realize that many of you come here seeking wisdom and discernment when raising children (snort), I wanted to post this brief advisory.

I am a firm believer that you should allow you kids to fail. If you bring little Johnny his homework every time he forgets it, he will learn that he never has to be responsible and/or accountable for anyone because someone will always be there to bail him out. Which sometimes can mean literally bailing him out of jail.

Having said that, I do think it is important to occasionally check your children’s homework to ensure that they are grasping the concepts being taught in school and that they are not rushing through their work before I-Carly comes on. (I’m speaking in generalities here, of course.) If you review their homework, say, once or twice a week, you will not find a spelling paper three weeks after the fact that has the following spelling errors:

I really must end this post, I hear my daughter calling me. She probably needs help getting her sh*t off…

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11 Responses to “Katdish Fancypants (Repost)”

  1. Wendy September 12, 2009 at 1:37 am #


  2. Bridget Chumbley September 12, 2009 at 3:53 am #

    >I am so tired right this minute but I'm still LOL! Hope I don't wake up the kids…
    Thank you! 🙂

  3. Bradley J. Moore September 12, 2009 at 7:49 am #

    >Oh, that is precious.

    She'll be glad when she's older that you have saved this treasured memory, and that the world has had the opportunity to share it with you!

  4. Candace Jean July 16 September 12, 2009 at 9:24 am #

    >Funny. Very funny. And while you're letting them fail, keep them a little more cold, a little more tired, a little more hungry. Trust an old lady on those.

    Woulda. Coulda. Shoulda.

  5. Doug Spurling September 12, 2009 at 9:26 am #

    >Totally agree about the "allow your kids to fail" I've made the mistake of doing it for them too often.

    Now, he didn't mean to say what he wrote did he? Kids copy what they hear you know 🙂

    Last Sunday at church, during Praise and Worship, Lecia our three year old granddaughter sat with us. She was afraid to enter Kids Church alone. As we sang Hallelujah I could hear her singing along. It was a blessing. Impressed at how impressionable little ones are and the importance of getting the kids to church. I made a mental note that we need to bring her more often.

    As the song faded she continued in her little three year old voice, "God is great, beer is good and people are crazy."

    (The words to a country song that happens to be her mother's cell phone ring tone)

  6. Jewda September 12, 2009 at 10:17 am #

    >I really hope Jakob spells like that for at least one assignment.

  7. Joanne Sher September 12, 2009 at 2:10 pm #

    >Hehe Yes – we can't always bail them out (I hope you "corrected" her on this one tho ROFL)–they will never learn to be responsible.

  8. vanityofvanities September 12, 2009 at 5:42 pm #

    >I like your philosophy – I wish more parents had it.

    Now, go issue some consequences for the bad spelling and foul language. That'll teach her.

  9. Billy Coffey September 12, 2009 at 10:56 pm #

    >Holy cow that's so funny! But I love the serious point you make, too. My monumental failures have taught me much more than my small victories. I think your kids are in good hands.

  10. Helen September 13, 2009 at 12:20 am #

    >Reminds me of a misspelling I bawled a kid out for before I realized that he misspelled "funky" and not something else…he left out the n…

  11. Marni September 14, 2009 at 10:14 am #

    >This post was the FIRST one I ever read on your blog.

    I stalked you from SCL because I found you delightgfully snarky and snarky people are my faves. So I head over to your blog, read this very entry and thought "my word, this women surpasses snarky, she's a full on smart ass. We will get along SO well!"

    And here we are. {grin}

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