I’m big on giving my children autonomy. They choose their clothing (within a 15 degree match of the temperature outside), they choose their snacks in the afternoon, and they choose their haircuts.
So when I was designing a children’s garden in my backyard, I let them choose the path.
I thought they would pick square stepping-stones, which would go from the brick path through the (soon to grow) wildflowers, take a left at the azalea bushes and arrive next to the shed.
They didn’t even choose square stepping-stones.
When I’m not keeping my mouth shut and wondering what to do with the other 15 pounds of red rock we didn’t use, I’m becoming more popular by reading and writing elsewhere.
My Other Hangouts (don’t tell my blog):
- Virtual Glasses: On This Blogger Makes Fun of Stuff, I test out a virtual eyeglasses widget from GlassesUSA. The widget still had some bugs, but you get to see hipster Alex. And you can go to their website to play around like Walt did (yes, he’s featured prominently).
Favorite posts I didn’t read, I mean, write:
- Under ‘suspicion’: The killing of Trayvon Martin and Florida Teen’s Killing: A Parent’s Greatest Fear: These posts from The Washington Post and NPR document the “rules” these journalist were taught by their parents as young black males to avoid the suspicion of others devolving into something even worse. (compelling)
- No Apologies: On The Killing Of Trayvon Martin And Being “Good”: From Black Snob, raw and powerful response to why the “rules” don’t help. Because it’s not about being black, it’s about bigots. (important)
- Sign of the Times: From Distriction, a college student tells President Obama, “I’m proud of you,” in his first language, American Sign Language and Obama signs back “Thank you.” (high-five)
- A (Knitted) Uterus For Every Congressman: From Care2 Causes, if you’re a knitter or crocheter, send a uterus to congress. (fun)