Otium cum dignitate.
do read this Lillithhttp://www.telegraph.co.uk/family/familyadvice/3355719/Idle-parenting-means-happy-children.html
I couldn't agree more with that article OH. I was a terribly idle parent, although for a couple of years we did ballet and judo after school..Also my poor daughter had to manage without a tv, was told Playstations were things that you play with at other people's houses and she had to walk a mile to school and back (which meant I did 4)when we had a year or so without a car. Her father was considerably more idle than myself and used to turf her out in the fields with a cousin or a dog. She always came home with rosy cheeks, bits of leaf in her matted hair, no shoes and smelling deliciously of mud and woodsmoke.I just had a lovely letter from her saying she thinks, on balance, that I have been a good role model, but that I am a little easy to make proud ;-) Glow, blush etc.
OH's comment and clip is memorable Lils.I've still got the scar from chopping wood for Nov 5th with a handbill - I was ten...Also, we made rafts for the ponds and small lakes, rode bikes without saddles, smoked 'Anchor' cigarettes in a straw filled barn, got home two minutes late, and got a thick ear (in a manner of speaking...), and, thought girls were chums, especially in the loft on a farm in Brookland...The Thought Police want to stop this, and I want to shoot down in flames, Yvette Cooper, Eddy Balls, Nordondge Bruin, Mandyballs, and all the sorry bunch of disgraceful failures who are - as my good friend, William Hague says, 'Poisoning the wells'.What a legacy this shower are going to leave me and my new family.Bastards.
I can see your scabby knees, smudgy face and unruly quiff now, Scroblene. Awww!It is horrific, isn't it. They even want to stigmatise/control parents who, horrified by the boredom, stress and brain-numbing endurance test that is school, try to educate their kids themselves. Luckily you have "good" schools down your way, still lots of grammar schools hanging on and doing the business?
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