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IowaHawk So You Have a College

This Should NOT Make Me Laugh

So…

sigh

In about six weeks, two of my three children will be college students.

gulp

It’s just absurd to find oneself become a living example of a cliche, but I’ve realized I have. Picture a woman who begins crying while staring at the pair of animal print flats on her feet. That would be me. Yeah, it’s embarrassing and I can’t even cite the traditional excuses women have at their disposal.

Pregnant women do occasionally cry for what seems like no reason whatsoever, but that one’s mostly a myth. Post-partum women also cry. It’s mostly not clinical depression, however, that’s another myth. For most, it’s perfectly understandable. It’s women who find themselves still in their pjs at one o’clock in the afternoon, who smell like spit up, who do the crying. If it’s your first baby, that’s reason enough. Moms in later rounds cry, too. But with additional babies, it’s not only because they don’t smell lilly fresh and are dog-tired. It’s because they find themselves comforting a crying eight week old while carefully chasing a two year old headed towards the bathroom with a set of car keys. While smelling like spit up. So tired they can hardly see. In their pjs. At three o’clock in the afternoon. This scenario would provoke tears in any woman of sense.

But I’m not pregnant, post-partum, or chasing a key-flushing toddler while holding a screaming baby (yes, he did beat me there).

No, I’m one of those other cliches. One that I’ve not heard about much. The one about the weepy mother who is sad to see one of her kids go. Animal print shoes can bring a mother to tears because the shoes are shared. And its not because the shoes are really cute (although they are). The realization comes that the shoes leaving means they are going with a certain pair of feet, come the end of August.

Again, sigh.

I will deal with the emotional “mommy response” on the whole thing. I’ve been doing it for over twenty years with each new phase, because that’s what the child needs now.

Then I can move onto a whole other set of worries about college. As a frugal Constitutional Christian, (a phrase chosen as a substitute for worn out terms like conservative) I’m driven crazy by the absurd costs, progressive indoctrination, and commune-style living forced upon my child with bonus meal plan and text book side rackets. It’s all a bunch of nonsense, considering the point of the whole endeavor is supposed to be to obtain an education in a particular field in preparation for a career.

Considering the “mommy” thing and the college-drives-me-crazy-thing, I shouldn’t have laughed so hard I had another kind of tears in my eyes when I accidentally stumbled upon IowaHawk’s article entitled, “So You Have a College Diploma”.  Check it out. If you’re reading this and you have kids in college, or are about to, I particularly urge you to have a read. The good Lord knows we folks all need a good laugh.

Click to read “So You Have a College Diploma”

Speaking of laughter as a diversion, I found IowaHawk’s article by accident when going to the site to retrieve a link for a GiN article written by Linda about the “debt ceiling” debate, entitled, ironically “Debt Ceiling: I Laugh Because I Must Not Cry — That is All!” Check that out, too, if you have a mind (click the image below, to read the full article). I think it’s well done:

Click to read “Debt Ceiling: I Laugh Because I Must Not Cry — That is All!
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Send a Message About Sept. 8 Presidential Address SKIP SCHOOL & P.A.S.S.!

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Kevin Elliot of LA came up with a beautiful idea regarding the President’s address to schools. A Parent Approved Skip School Day!

Included below is part of the official announcement by the White House regarding the intended address and the letter that Kevin will be sending to his child’s school principal.

He offers the letter as a template for anyone who wishes to use it. I have included the link to his site, below.

If you tweet about this, be sure to include the hashtag #pass !

Aug. 26, 2009 | U.S. Dept of Education |

http://www.ed.gov

Barack Obama will deliver a national address directly to school children nationwide on September 8 at 12pm ET.

We will be keeping our children home in an act of civil disobedience.

P.A.S.S. Civil Disobedience 9/8/09 Website

Sept 2, 2009
Ms Cucchiara – Principal
Mandeville Junior High School

Ms Cucchiara,

We understand that Arne Duncan of the U.S. Dept. Of Education has encouraged you, your teachers, and students to join in watching the President deliver an historic address on Tuesday, September 8, 2009. Ed.gov has also provided classroom activities in connection with the President’s speech.

We are writing to inform you that if you choose to air the President’s address, our child, ______________, will not be in attendance.

We, the Parents, are keeping him home in an act of civil disobedience. We wish to make it clear to you, your staff, other parents, and (most importantly) our child, that we do not support this President or his his radical leftist agenda.

Please know that this will not be a “day off” for our child. We are going to spend some time on the following subjects:

U.S. History
Our Constitution – Divinely inspired charter of freedom or flawed document that limits the Government’s ability to dispense justice?

Economics
Stimulus – What does a Trillion dollars look like? Also, how does a country get out of debt by borrowing more?

Science
How is man made global warming producing cooler temperatures and growing icecaps? Also, who would profit most from Cap & Trade? (hint: _________-D)

Social Studies
What type of government tries to make everyone equal by “spreading the wealth around”?

After lunch we will take a field-trip the WW2 D-Day Museum in New Orleans to recognize the sacrifices of America’s fallen heroes and celebrate the last time Americans fought against fascism.

Our son, __________ will be prepared to make up any classwork he has missed. We expect he will be given an opportunity to make up any tests as well.

If you wish to discuss our position on this issue please don’t hesitate to call. If you would like to know why we are resisting Obama, his Czars, and the Progressive movement , the following resources will provide a starting point.

Northshore9-12 Covington, Mandeville,Slidell

Pearl River, LA
474 Northshore Patriots

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http://www.youtube.com/Northshore912

Thank you in advance for understanding the difficult position the President has put us in by attempting to interject himself into our children’s lives in the classroom setting. I hope that MJH will show tolerance of our capitalist, conservative views by allowing us to “opt out” of this, and future addresses.

Respectfully yours,
Kevin Elliott