Every Friday we recap a little from the Warren and venture out into the world for more stories you might have missed.
Awe amnesia is the open door that permits mediocrity in.
- Paul Tripp (via my Aunt Deb)
Dude, you should totally read this:
This post is a great reminder to parent with Grace rather than law. I wish I’d read this before bed time last night.
We did this for a week and then were worried about whether he was actually reading, or was just playing in there. Now that he can read silently there is no way to really know. My initial reaction was just to call Alex into the kitchen and say, “Listen, make sure you aren’t playing in there. I want you really reading, not messing around.” Thankfully, we did not do this. Instead, we decided to quiz him…
This post at Kyria recounts some mommy misdemeanors. It’s great. We all mess up sometimes.
All of us commit misdemeanors. We lose our tempers. We look away from the baby for a moment at the precise second when he learns to roll over, and then, horrified, watch him fall from the changing table. We’ve all tucked a watercolor painting or crayon drawing deep underneath the newspaper in the recycling bin only later to learn it was her “best ever” and she was going to ask to have it framed.
If you didn’t read Russ Ramsey’s retelling of his Stryper Concert experience, go do it now. Too awesome.
For those unfamiliar with Stryper, a little history might be in order. They formed in the early 80’s, appearing on LA’s Sunset Strip music scene with other big-hair metal bands like Motley Crue, Cinderella, Poison, and Ratt. If you know these bands, you get the picture—long hair, spandex, ear rings, make-up, lots of promises to rock people—no matter where they’re from—and to rock them for seemingly unending periods of time.
Lastly, do your earbuds drive you crazy? Lifehacker shows you how to wrap them up perfectly every time. Insane? OCD? Why you got to call me names?
Inside the Warren:
Loren counted Saturdays and talked about the value of loving our kids. I’m pretty sure I cried. * Sam linked to video of Venus‘s solar transit. * And followed that up with a Lewis quote about adults and children’s books. * Zach posted a brilliant illustration and a bedtime story challenge. If you didn’t do it yesterday, do it today.
Another fun kid-centric activity:
This video is so… so… Story Warren:
So many hours playing with lego. So many.
As they say in Germany, I haven’t swum here in the soup!
We’re on your side,