Thursday, February 14, 2013

Notes to Self

1.  Next time say, "Quinn is playing PS3 games."  Do not tell the neighbor, "Quinn is in his room killing people."  Not everyone has the same sense of humor or even understands sarcasm regarding video game violence.

2.  Next time say, "Yes, the Bible does have something to say about that.  Would you like me to read it to you?"  Do not stand at the front door and loudly read ten verses from the first book of Romans while attempting to block your teenage child from leaving the house.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Darkness Rising

Not as fantastic as Frank Perretti's novels, but still - angels and demons, mystery and murder - a very good attempt at the supernatural.  I would recommend Darkness Rising.  But read the first book in the trilogy first.

Get to the Point

My dad officiated a graveside service on Saturday.  I asked him who it was for and his answer started like this:  Remember those girls who lived in the big, blue house on the corner?  They had horses and the black dogs that always barked?

Me:  Yes.  Oh no!

Dad:  Well in the house next door, lived an older couple and  . . .

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Social Skills

I love working with kids - typical or not.  My friend, Whitney works with middle school aged kids who a little extra help.  Usually, it's with pragmatic skills.  This one looks like he might need a biology lesson.  She tells the funny story here.

I have some funny stories to tell this week:
1.  A student told me that she is going to be a cat when she grows up.  I told her, "Good luck with that."
2.  I encouraged one student to use The Force to get his friend to walk in the hallway.  Better than Darth himself, this little man got his friend to walk like a soldier with just the wave of his hand.
3.  While sitting around a small table with two young boys, one tried to pick his nose while no one was looking.  (Pretty much someone in such a small group is always looking.)  He ended up sitting there with his pointer finger in the air, waiting . . . waiting . . . waiting... and POKE!  "Ouch!" he shouted.