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May 31

Five Questions Friday

I’m linking up with Five Question Friday (which is fun, because I like answering questions, but also helpful because I don’t have to come up with a blog topic) from fivecrookedhalos.blogspot.com


1. What is an acceptable age for girls to start dating?

I don’t think you should have a separate age for girls, in all honesty, I’d be a lot more afraid of Sam getting someone pregnant than one of the girls getting pregnant.  Not that dating = sexual activity, but… What is an acceptable age for dating, regardless of sex?  I don’t know.  The later, the better is what I’m thinking, but I’d rather not make a blanket policy.    I haven’t even thought of it yet, I’m more concerned with what age should I let Jessie have her own email or a facebook page, or a cell phone.

2. Do you think your kids should have summer homework?

I think there shouldn’t be any summer vacation at all.  With a child suffering from separation anxiety, three months to hang at home with me just makes September that much harder.   I’d rather sprinkle in a lot more three day weekends, maybe a week or two off every couple of months than to have that whole season off.  As much as I love having them home, September is so much harder than it should be because separating is so hard for Sam.

I’m actually going to be experimenting with homeschooling this summer.  Jessie needs to build some math confidence, and Sam typically has such a rough beginning, I figure if I can give him a head start into first grade, so much the better.

We’ll fit in some fun, day trips and mini-vacations, and with any luck, we’ll be moving into a new house this summer – but yeah, I’m in favor of summer homework.

3. Would you prefer to live without AC or heat?

Heat.  I’d rather be too warm than too cold.  I know it’s easier to just toss on a sweater or a blanket, but I’m happier barefoot, and hate wearing a coat.

That being said – we’re on Day 2 of a four day heat wave, and I’m profoundly grateful for the AC chugging away in my window.

4. What the worst thing about staying in a hotel? (Besides not being with your family)

I don’t stay in a hotel all that often – but I think the worst part of it is that’s it’s a new place and nobody sleeps all that well.  The last time we went away, I spent all night terrified that Julie was going to topple out of the bed.  I kept waking up and yanking her back towards me.

5. So, do your kids really get “104 days of summer vacation”? (Bonus points for those of you that get this reference!)

This summer, we’re barely getting two months because of all the snow days last winter.  But that’s an awesome show – we love Phineas and Ferb!




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